Cushion and Pushin' | When to Let a Child Struggle

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Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
September 24, 2023 / 6 mins read

When we step in and rescue a child from a problem she can handle on her own, we short-circuit her opportunity to learn how to address a difficult issue or understand her capacity to handle hard stuff.

But how do we know when to let our child struggle and when to step in and help? This short video offers some ideas to help.

This concept comes from my book THE YES BRAIN: HOW TO CULTIVATE COURAGE, CURIOSITY, AND RESILIENCE IN YOUR CHILD, co-written with Dr. Dan Siegel.