What to Teach Your Kids about Failure
When I was going into 8th grade, I tried out for cheerleading. I didn’t make it. After that, I cried every morning before school. After school, I’d tell my mom the latest cheerleading news—what the uniforms looked like, what cheers the girls did at the pep rally, and on and on. Eventually my mom told me that the mourning had to stop and that life had to go on. The next school year I tried out for cheerleading again… and didn’t make it. But I handled the loss better the second time. Finally, in high school I did make it, and my previous failures made me appreciate it all the more.
Losing hurts, but it also builds character if handled in the right way. So use these 9 Ways to Teach Your Children to Overcome Obstacles. And, since no one can master every obstacle, here are 5 Things to Teach Your Kids About Failure so they too can grow from their losses. If you’re feeling discouraged by the failures in your own life, look at these 7 Famous People Who Overcame Failures. Then, if it encourages you, share it with your children too.