Children seem to be full of anxiety over making mistakes. Making mistakes and failing can feel bad, but they’re also an opportunity to get better at something. Encourage your child to think about ways to get better using these techniques: asking for help, using a new strategy, and working harder.
Ask your child to describe a personal experience that involved making a mistake or failing at something. Together think about how that experience can be used as an opportunity to get better. Talk about a time you failed at something and how you learned from the experience.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
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