How Japan Raises Resilient Children

This piece for Savvy Tokyo is one of my favorite that I’ve ever written – it strikes at the heart of everything I want to teach my children, and everything I hope they grow up to teach their own, particularly this, written about my then two-year-old son:

I wanted him to persist in challenging tasks, not give up at the first struggle. If at first he didn’t succeed, I wanted him to try again. Most importantly, I believed that what I taught him at two years old would shape the way he approached life in the future, and I wanted to give him tools to be self-reliant.

The full piece was published on Savvy Tokyo and selected for wider distribution by Japan Today.

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