Sunday, March 31, 2013

3 HUGE Mistakes We Make with Kids, and How to Fix Them



I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison 


I'm a huge fan of Martin Seligman (and Edison too obviously...the man had NO quit in him). Seligman has written some amazing work in the field of positive psychology and it well known for his theory of learned helplessness. One of my favorite things he has written about is our perception of failure. You see, failure is actually a GOOD thing! It is our perception of failure that impacts us negatively in so many ways, not simply the failure itself.


3 HUGE Mistakes We Make with Kids, and How to Fix Them

This article offers some wonderful guideposts on just this topic so that the "best intentions" we all have for our children don't end up hurting our kids, rather than helping them.