A few years ago, people thought American kids had it way too easy.

Best-selling books and articles lamented “the coddling of the American mind” and shamed “snowplow parents” who removed every obstacle their children encountered. Parents were scolded, told that they should allow their kids to develop “grit” by giving them “the gift of failure.” (If a child leaves their term paper at home on the day it’s due, for example, parents shouldn’t drive it to school for them.)

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