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Mar 23, 2014

"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." --Bill Gates

Helping Kids Overcome Fear of Failure

Are kids kept safe from failure nowadays, and in the process, are they failing to develop the resiliency needed to confront life's mistakes and challenges head on? According to UC Berkeley professor Martin Covington, fear of failure is directly linked to our feelings of self-worth, and many children go to great lengths to avoid failing. Knowing this, what can we do to create a safer environment for children to fail (and succeed)? Read on to learn more.

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BE THE CHANGE
The next time you make a mistake, take a moment to notice your reactions. How do you feel? What thoughts are coming up for you? Try to catch yourself in the moment, and see if you can develop a more positive narrative around your own mistakes and failures.



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