Success has many claimants while failure is an orphan. How will you help your child learn this? If you are always focusing on success, improvement and progress, how will you teach your child to cope with failures? Does this mean you should actually encourage your child, to fail? Not necessarily.
The educational process of your child is not just about grades. It is also about becoming a sensitive, sensible and reasonable human being. From a NFL playoff to a game in Major League Baseball, your child sees various instances of failure every single day of his or her life. From reality shows to your own attempts to improve your life – failures are unavoidable.
Yet, very few parents take the time to help their children learn how to deal with failure. The only way you can achieve this to encourage your child to experiment. The more your child tries, higher will be his chances of learning this important lesson.
Of course, you must push your child to do to his or her best. Laziness is certainly not acceptable; especially under the guise of learning to deal with failure. However, when failure does occur despite best efforts, you should be there to teach your child how to get back to normal.
If you really want to help your child to deal with failures properly, you will have to educate him or her by being a example yourself. Children learn better from actions rather than words that they hear. Convincing an adolescent to listen to you, a parent, is an impossible task. This is the reason why such an approach towards your child’s education will help you a lot. You will realize that education is a never ending process. What is more, you can do this in such a natural and simple manner that learning will never be called a boring task in your house.