April 5, 2023

Real Life

Freddie deBoer writes about how parents can prepare children for the life ahead.

Forget snowflakes. Forget participation trophies. Forget conservative mockery. I’m asking, sincerely and from a place of empathy: isn’t there a chance that the only real way to defend your kids from harm is to show them how constant a companion pain is and teach them how to overcome it?

The whole essay is an outstanding ode to resilience and human connection. As we stride forward into a world where kids want their reality heavily mediated by technology — a plea for the value of the real world with all its flaws is welcome.

Source: You Are You. We Live Here. This is Now.


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