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2016-2017 Community Outreach Program Series bestselling author Jessica Lahey, “The Gift of Failure,”

Jessica Lahey, “The Gift of Failure,”

January 22,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Wellbeing Series tackles the importance of failure on Feb. 1

The district’s free Wellbeing Series for parents, guardians and the general adult continues next month with bestselling author Jessica Lahey on Wednesday, February 1.

Ms. Lahey’s program, “The Gift of Failure,” will focus on the importance of self-motivation to academic success and how parents can best support their children to stay motivated over the long term. The presentation will take place at George Washington Middle School Auditorium, 155 Washington Place, Ridgewood, from 7-9 p.m.

Ms. Lahey is author of the bestselling book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. A writer and teacher on education, parenting and child welfare, Ms. Lahey’s work appears in several publications, including The New York Times and The Atlantic.