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It is okay to lose

Date: June 28th, 2016
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: Teach them it’s OK to lose. It’s OK, sometimes, to fail. If you make a conscious choice and you fail something in school and we don’t allow that to happen, how are you ever going to learn to do something different or better?

How do you ever seek out a better route if we don’t allow it to happen? When I talk with parents, when I do parent groups, I always ask that. Think about what you’re doing when you’re going to battle and you’re not allowing your child to actually experience failure. You’re going to be in a heap of trouble later, so think about it. It’s hard though.