Research and experience confirm many scientists’ opinion that the concept of resilience must take center stage in the process of raising our children. Yet experience also reflects that many well-meaning, loving parents either do not understand those parental practices that contribute to raising a resilient child or do not use what they know. In this heartfelt article, the New York Times Pulitzer Prize Winning Foreign Correspondent Clifford J. Levy tells his story of his three children’s extreme schooling in Russia, and gets us thinking about always shielding children from struggling!
His three children attended an experimental school in Moscow where instruction is only in Russian and the impact of the experience in making them stronger, more versatile and most definitely more resilient in the face of adversity.