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Teach your kids to fail

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So much parent energy and time is spent helping our kids be successful that we forget to encourage our kids to fail. It’s counter-intuitive!   But failing is part of the learning process.   Just watch an infant learning to walk and you’ll see that for every step forward there are countless stumbles.  He fails more than he succeeds.   Anything worthwhile learning usually involves many failed attempts to get it right.    There’s a low tolerance for mistakes   Kids learn many things through trial and error including how to walk, how to feed and how to dress themselves. Then when they’re older children learn how to form friendships, how to read and how to master many skills through trial and error.   The difference is that adults tend to be less tolerant of mistakes as children get older.  &...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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