Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Teaching Children to Learn From Failure

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Teaching Children to Learn From Failure
Tips to help your little one deal with a set back

Article Excerpt:

Ever wonder why some children throw in the towel as soon as things get tough while others get right back on the horse and try again? The fear of failure can stifle one child’s progress while motivating another.

“Failure is an opportunity for a child to build their resilience muscles,” says Ingrid Kellaghan, founder of Cambridge Nanny Group in Chicago. Learning to deal with failure, rejection and challenging situations shapes a child’s personality and opportunity for growth. As his parent, you have the power to teach him how to get back on the horse and continue to ride along on this important journey. Continue reading


March 22, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , | Leave a comment