The Little Scientist

Parenting Tip: Encourage your child’s efforts rather than just the finished product. Why this matters.

Last edited February 02nd 2011

How Failure Builds Self-esteem

Learning how to deal with mistakes and setbacks is extremely worthwhile throughout life. There has been an overemphasis on immediate achievement, to the exclusion of the value of effort and hard work. When children experience frustration over their attempts at a new skill, the aware parent can use this as an opportunity to persevere.

Last edited February 01st 2011

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