What do we do when our children make mistakes? We keep telling them not to make mistakes. As parents we want our children to be safe and do well. Is it possible to live without making mistakes. Let’s look back and check out our mistakes. Did we learn anything from them or did we just learn that we should not make mistakes. Do we fear making mistakes?
If we do then maybe, we are working from a belief that ‘If I fail or make a mistake, I am not good enough’. Do we want our children to have this fear? No!
Let us accept their mistakes, allow them to learn from their experiences. We can be there to support them by giving information and being part of their decision making but not make the decisions for them. Look at them as capable individuals who will bounce back, take some learning from their experience and move ahead.