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The Anxious Child Podcast

Nov 22, 2021

You guessed it! It's part 2 of my interview with Jessica Lahey.

How does failure benefit kids? How does this affect anxiety? What can we do to keep kids from self-medicating with drugs or alcohol? We get into it all in the last of these two installments. Jessica Lahey is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. Over twenty years, Jess has taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools, and spent five years teaching in a drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents in Vermont, and serves as a prevention and recovery coach at Sana at Stowe, a medical detox and recovery center in Stowe, Vermont. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, is a book critic for Air Mail, and her biweekly column “The Parent-Teacher Conference” ran for three years at the New York Times.


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