Mistakes Are Okey

Encourage your child to take some risks by making decisions and learning to resolve issues that arise as a result of those decisions. Allow him to make mistakes, for that would give him opportunities to learn and grow. Impress upon him that mistakes are a normal and essential part of the learning process. Provide role models for your child. Expose them to people who have overcome difficulties with grace and rebounce back in life. You may read  stories of such people and their achievements so as to INSPIRE him. Also include anecdotes of how you and your spouse fought against a personal setback and came out of it successfully. Hence teach your child to be responsible. When something goes wrong as a result of his actions teach him to be courageous and take accountability for it.

For example if he does poorly in a test, he should recognise that they were the consequences of the choice he made.


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