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judy_h
judy_h asks:
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Is it important to let your child make mistakes?

Parents want to protect their children but how important is it for parents to let their children make mistakes?
In Topics: My child's growth and development, Parenting / Our Family, Self esteem and identity
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Sep 7, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

It is very important to learn the lessons of failure backed up by teaching, love, and understanding.  We have become a society that refuses to acknowledge failure and what it can teach.  Read Frank Strasburger's book:  Delaying Adolescence in a World Desperate for Adults.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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KNB3420
KNB3420 writes:
Yes. You want them to so they can learn from it. But not too much.
> 60 days ago

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magnesiumsulfate
magnesiumsu... , Student writes:
yes.They can learn faster.
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