Remember going to class after having studied for a test, feeling very or somewhat prepared, to later learn that your grade wasn’t as high as you had expected or would have liked? Maybe academics wasn't your challenge but sports were challenging for you? Or making friends? Sitting in your seat quietly?
Although the types of challenges children face today may be different than the ones we faced as children, kids today still experience them to varying degrees.
Failure is often recognized as a shameful experience, something to avoid at all costs.
But the truth is, that it’s just a part of learning, which is why it’s a game changer in a child’s life when we can support them in seeing failure as a part of learning instead of a reflection of who they are.
Remember this next time your child isn’t doing as well as they’d like…
Some of the greatest athletes and CEO’s failed over and over again before becoming who they are today, and it’s OK for our kids to have the same experience.
A positive attitude in the face of a challenge + a plan = greater success next time around.
Wishing you a week of success!