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Lauren Nichols, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology and coordinator of the Adler School's Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program, Child & Adolescent Psychology Track in Chicago, is the primary expert source interviewed for this story in the Deseret News national edition--about about parents “who move ahead of their children, trying to clear all obstacles and problems out of their way”—and inadvertently but potentially undermine their children’s development, confidence and skills growth.
“Parents have the best intentions,” Dr. Nichols says. “But children need both positive and negative experiences to build positive self-esteem. By eliminating failure and even minor negative moments, parents are doing their children a great disservice.”
To read more, click here for "Parents who 'snowplow' deprive kids of learning to clear their own paths." This story has also been picked up by media including KTAR-FM (Arizona).
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