Parents: Let Your Kids Fail
by: Jenny Anderson – Quartz
The ability to fail with grace and maintain enthusiasm to try again is a skill that contributes to the ability to delay immediate gratification, tolerate frustration and be willing to face challenges.
“If they see you fail and survive, they will know that failing at a task is not failing as a person.”
External control of parents and rules can suppress a child’s natural curiosity and confidence in their own powers of deductive reasoning.