MISTAKES ARE OKAY
Life is in a constant flow of success and failure, of happiness and disappointment. This is the nature of life. It is uncomfortable and difficult, but going through difficulty builds resilience.
If you find that your child has made a mistake, you may want to comfort them and solve the problem for them.
Let your child hold the tension.
This will continue to help them take responsibility for their actions. When they’re able to feel the feelings that go along with making the mistake, they’ll be able to evaluate their values and learn what it feels like when they are or are not acting in accordance with those values.
When you come in to save the day when something goes wrong, your child will begin to think that he can’t solve problems without you. This could lead to feelings of helplessness and doubt in the future.
When you let your child have ownership of the mistake, you teach them that you know they can handle it.
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