Thursday, February 01, 2007

Goal Getting and Mistakes

When we and our children are working on achieving an important goal, it's inevitable that we will make mistakes. If we aren't making any mistakes we're probably not taking much action, and almost certainly learning very little!

This is an important lesson to help your kids learn. Why? Because a lot of people in the world will say and do things to suggest to your kids that it is NOT OK to make mistakes. Children may get this message over and over in school, for example.

So please remember to repeat to your child, as many times as necessary for you to be sure the message is getting home to him, "Mistakes are a good thing because if you're making mistakes then you are taking positive steps towards your goal, and learning. There's no learning without mistakes! So when you make a mistake go 'YAY - what can I learn from this?!' ..."

Happy goal setting with your kids!


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