This blog post reminded me of the book Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children that I wrote about earlier this month. Most moms, faced with a child losing a book, might capitalize on the moment to teach “responsibility” by bringing on the guilt trip. “When you leave a place, you are supposed to make sure you have everything you brought with you. Did you do that?” “No, mommy.” “Well, this is what happens.” I can almost hear the disappointed tone. But this mommy, well, she does it a little differently, and I like that. Teaching coping skills, teaching life lessons, and in a way, teaching responsibility as well.
Check it out: Lessons in Losing Things