It's hard when your kid doesn't make the sports team, does poorly on a test, or loses a friend because of a petty argument. These setbacks, however, are what prepare children for the little failures and hurdles they are certain to encounter for the rest of their lives. If a kid is sheltered from these little issues, she will be unable to cope later in life when more major hurdles come up. A little experience and tough love can save kids from freaking out the minute something goes wrong.
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