Rewarding failure hinders personal growth
from By Michael S. Haro, Ph.D.
Lack of discipline. Not paying attention to what one is doing. Unwillingness to listen, develop and grow. These are all ways of defeating ourselves before we even get out of the starting gate. Life is our avenue to success. Over time, we learn to see more clearly that failure is a momentary status, to overcome with new direction and effort. So why do we — especially parents — actively participate by giving praise and flattery when kids experience disappointment or failure?
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