Dr. Michele Borba

Tips to help kids recognize a key to success: “Learn from your failures.”

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Do you want your child to succeed? (And what parent doesn’t.) Then know this: kids cannot learn to persevere, hang in there, or succeed unless they recognize how to deal with failure. Mistakes can be a chance to start over. In fact one of the most highly correlated traits of successful individuals is that they don’t let mistakes derail them.

Achievers succeed despite their mistakes by using their failures as learning opportunities.

Helping our children understand the importance of failing and learning from mistakes is critical for success. Just don’t assume please that your child grasps that lesson innately. We must purposefully set aside time to make sure our kids understand that value of mistakes as well as not be derailed when they make them. Here are strategies to help your child learn one of the most valuable lessons-how to bounce back from failure.

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