Helping Our Children Succeed Through the Gift of Failure


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This workshop will look at strategies that can help to move children towards greater independence by parenting using autonomy and competence. We will be exploring together such topics as:

• Learning from failure: helping children turn mistakes into success
• Encouragement from the sidelines: the real connection between praise and self esteem
• Homework: how to help without taking over
• Grades: the real value of a low score
• Sports: losing as an essential childhood experience.
• Friends: accomplices to failure and formation of identity.