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Do you "rescue" your kids? Why it's not a smart idea

0117parent2parentAre you a habitual "rescuer?" Rescuers are parents who are forever smoothing things over for their kids. You know the type - he argues with the coach for more playing time for his daughter, she races up to school when her son's received a less-than-stellar grade. These moms or dads think they are helping their children. But by running interference, over-protecting them or simply trying to make things "all better," they may be making things worse. In my book, Beyond Smart, I address this issue in a chapter called "Coping With Failure."

This morning on KING TV's Parent-to-Parent, I talked about why rescuing your kids might hurt them, not help them. Take a look - and share your thoughts!

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