Erin’s 4-year-old son, Blake, came home in a state the other day when he wasn’t given a birthday invite, but his twin sister did.
Absolutely devastated, it broke Erin’s heart seeing him so torn up about it. She couldn’t even get him to stop crying about it. This led to the question, “At what point is that okay?”
When should you stop sheltering and protecting your kids from rejection, losing, and in this example, not being invited to a birthday party? When should we teach them resilience?
Soda said “It feels too protected. We’re not equipping kids to deal with life later on. Should we be giving kids the opportunity to learn rejection and fear?”
Have a listen to the discussion below and let us know what you think.