One problem adults face is—we see students’ high levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, and assume we just need to make their day easier. After all, they’re stressed out.
- Parents will often finish their kids’ homework assignments.
- Teachers will often lighten their load thinking the subject is too hard.
- Coaches will often excuse bad behavior assuming they’re under pressure.
- Employers will often relieve their stressed young staff of responsibilities at work.
In short, we react. We assume the best answer is to remove the stressors. To make life easier. In some cases, that may be the answer. But too often, it backfires. In this episode, Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak share more about this common mistake adults make and how you can work to overcome it.