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Tuesday, January 13, 2009


We celebrate many aspects of our children's lives. We are quick to celebrate their milestones and their successes. Today I want to remind you to also celebrate their failures.

"Failures? You want me to celebrate my child's failures?" you ask.

You probably think I've lost my mind. Well, I have, but that's not what this is all about.

Failures are an important part of growing and learning. Every failure offers the opportunity to learn valuable lessons. If you take time to celebrate these failures, you teach your child that even in failure we can find value. It also teaches your child that failure is not the end of the world. You can help your child understand how his failures offer him a chance to make adjustments and learn how to turn those failures into successes through persistence and commitment.

If you do not celebrate the failures in your child's life, you risk teaching you child that failures end his opportunities instead of teaching him that those failures are simply presentations of new opportunities.

So go celebrate.


Michelle said...

Well said! I completely agree with this theory. Our milestone's and failures shape who we become as people. Thanks for sharing.

dawn said...

I agree as well ~
Usually the lessons we learn more deeply come from our failures, rather than our successes.
I also think another teachable moment, is having them see how we handle our own failures as well.

Liss said...

Nicely said.
With out failure success wouldn't be so sweet nor would we be proud of our acheivements.