Parenting expert: Stop pampering kids and prepare them for the real world

09/10/2017

No-nonsense parenting expert and author Yvonne Godfrey believes today's parents are raising children who won't be able to handle life on their own.

She told The AM Show that there's "too much fear in parenting", and that the most important thing is building resilience.

“I think parents have got the wrong concept about what parenting’s all about, so they’re trying to give their kids the ideal life and to make them happy. Instead they should be helping them to increase their capacity to deal with what comes their way and minimise their problems.”

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