I found this article about children and parental involvement that really struck me. It reminded me of what my parents did when I was growing up. I heard the following phrases a lot:
- “Get a job.”
- “Only if YOU can afford it.”
- “It’s your choice.”
- “I know this is hard, but you have to do this.”
- “I’m sorry, but you made the choice to do that.”
I really appreciate my parents willingness to let me fail. I was allowed to do all kinds of things that many of my friends didn’t get to do. Here is the article:
7 Ways to Let Your Child Fail — So They Can Ultimately Succeed
This ties nicely to something that happened in my household this morning. I firmly believe experience–including failure–is the best instructor. At least, that’s what my experience has taught me.
(Also, starting with small failures makes the larger ones more manageable.)
Exactly my thinking. Children who do not learn to deal with failure and disappointment when they are young have a severe disadvantage over those who do. Thanks for stopping by to chat.
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