Why You Should Not Over-Protect Your Child

Muhammad Alshareef

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The speaker discusses how the concept of resiliency is used in modern society, where children are exposed to various stressors and challenges, including physical and psychological exposure. Resiliency is viewed as a way to handle these stressors and build long term resiliency and development. The speaker suggests that children need to think about the long-term and not just prepare them for a few years, as long term resiliency is necessary for healthy long term development.

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The believer is like a, like a young sapling, right? A young plant, right that that plant, right when it blows in the wind, right? It's going to bend this way in that way. And the disbelievers like a pine tree, right, it seems really solid rooted. But man, when it gets pushed a little bit, it'll just collapse and will fall. Right. And this, to me is the metaphor of resiliency. You know, another another, like human example, I live in California, right? So earthquakes are common where I live, right. Our houses are built to be much more resilient to earthquakes, we use steel and wood structures, you might use bricks elsewhere. But bricks in an earthquake are incredibly flimsy, and

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they just collapse, right? So I always tell parents is look, you need to think about the long term that you want your because your kids will face stressors, they will face psychological stressors, physical stressors, all kinds of intellectual challenges and the world that we live in. And if you don't prepare them to be resilient enough to take on, those blows are going to receive in college and high school, in their relationships, perhaps in whatever setting it might be. You're setting your kids up for failure. So the excessive bubble wrapping our modern culture does with our kids, right? We kind of shield them from any possible bad outcome. It's actually in the disservice of our

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kids healthy long term resiliency and development