A headteacher is urging parents to give their children more tough love or risk them being unable to cope with failure in later life.
Nicole Chapman who runs the leading grammar school, Chelmsford High School for Girls, says some families treat children as if they can do no wrong. But she feels that sort of constant praise is not a good thing. And it seems some experts agree with her.
Tom Barton reports.
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