Focus Attention on the Learning Experience
When parents and other caregivers focus attention on the finished product, rather than the learning experience, it does not encourage the child to be a problem solver. If only perfectly made beds are acceptable, then why keep trying because perfection is not possible.
Trail and Error is a Great Teacher
Logical and natural consequences help children learn much more than one more lecture on how to do “my way.” Part of being a mature responsible adult is seeing cause and effect.
If the soccer uniform does not get in the laundry, then the child will have to wear a stained shirt to the game. Questions such as “What did you learn from this experience today?” or even “Given how this turned out for you, what do you think you could do next time?”
As you help the child evaluate, plan for the next time and encourage them to problem solve on their own, you will be adding to their core of confidence. They will also gain a sense of independence when they don’t rely on others to judge their work and worth.
By stressing that failure is never final and we are all on a learning curve, you will be giving them permission to start over.
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Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship author and keynote speaker