Grow Through Difficulties
As parents, we have a great desire to protect our children from pain and disappointments of all types. Just as we vigilantly guard preschoolers from running into the street, so we wish we could spare our school-age children the indignity of being teased or the embarrassment of not understanding something, or to save our teenager the anguish of a broken heart or a college rejection letter. We wish our children would never know the grief that comes from losing someone beloved or the pain and fear that comes with serious illness or . . .