Failure tends to be a big deal. This is probably why so many people’s choices are driven by the fear of it. Add to this the complexities of parenthood and that fear of failure takes on a whole new level of crazy. Parents are not only aware of their own capacity to fail, they are also acutely aware of their children’s propensities toward failure. Often, it is this fear we have of our children failing that drive us to make parenting choices we would almost always recognize as nonsensical, had our better judgment not been so clouded.
We don’t have to fear failure. Sometimes failure – both our children’s and our own – can be turned into the very best thing for our lives. If you’re the type that tends to need a little convincing, here are four reasons failure can actually be a good thing, and why we don’t have to live in fear of it – for ourselves, or our children . . .
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