The Overprotected Kid | The Atlantic

The part of me that still evaluates a tree based on its tree house capacity did a jig upon reading this fantastic piece. Throughout 10 years in education I have worked with many resilient kids. I have also worked with an alarming number who wilt at the slightest set back. I do think there is much to be learned from scraped knees and forts, and that we would do many kids well to design for resilience and play.