Why are so many people so afraid of their child's failure?
January 16, 2010 5:33am CST
Most parents work hard at either preventing failure or protecting their children from the knowledge that they have failed. One way is to lower the standard. A mother describes her child's hastily made table as "perfect". Even though it wobbles on uneven legs. Another way is to shift blame. If John fails science, the teacher is unfair or stupid. What will you do about your child's failure?