Posted by: kathyseal | November 28, 2009

Shielding our Kids from Pain — Should You Ever Ignore that Impulse?

Have you ever had to fight the urge to do your child’s homework or complete a project for him? At the recent Learning & the Brain Conference in Cambridge, Mass., Wendy talked about the natural human urge to shield our young from emotional, social, and psychological pain. When parents face certain pressures, however, that normal reaction can make us want to control our children. Well, why not give in to this impulse and push our kids to be successful? Read the interesting answer to that question at this just- published report from the conference.



  1. My two boys are graduating college in May. Neither of them know what they want to do. Found this book yesterday. I’m hoping it will spur them on. “You Have A College Degree, Now What?”

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