The Gift Of Failure
I saw a recent post complaining about parents who want their children to be tough, and therefore place obstacles in their path, refuse to provide them with everything they want (I may be overstating their position, but this is roughly accurate.)
My thought is that stress is necessary for growth. The parent who protects their children from everything is only reasonable if they can CONTINUE to protect them through life…which they cannot. “Life is hard” they reason, and believe that even if they protect their children in every way, they’ll adapt when they have to.