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Do you ever let your kids fail???

So many parents go out of their way so that their kids are NEVER disappointed- great article on why it's ok to let your kids figure things out the hard way

http://www.parents.com/kids/development/behavioral/failure-is-an-option/?page=1

 
skittles1108

Asked by skittles1108 at 8:11 PM on Dec. 2, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (6)
  • How can someone know acheivement without experiencing faliure?
    FroggyFeet

    Answer by FroggyFeet at 8:34 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Since it's impossible --and a recipe for a lifetime of misery --I didn't interfere with their attempts to do things. Still don't.

    And, I never considered them making mistakes or even changing their minds about accomplishing something to be 'failing.' The strong desire to avoid failing in life paralyzes people and stops them from learning.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 8:13 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • Everyone fails.
    khf22

    Answer by khf22 at 8:12 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • sure do
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:15 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • sometime poeple have to fail so they can do better neck time
    Ricanmami1

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 8:27 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

  • If they go to school, I'm sure there's plenty of opportunities for them to fail (or come close to it or struggle in one way or another). So I don't see how you can NOT let them fail or struggle. It's just a part of life.
    zboys

    Answer by zboys at 9:38 PM on Dec. 2, 2010

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