Dr. Jen Asks Parents…..

I often hear from parents that they feel compelled to jump in and advocate for their child’s success in academic and sport contexts. The reason? All the other parents are doing it and their child will be at a disadvantage if they don’t. While this may lead to some immediate benefits, over time it can undermine our children’s sense of fairness, integrity, their confidence that they earned what they have on their own merit and their ability to advocate for themselves.

Parents: We would love to hear your thoughts on this. How do you navigate this dilemma?