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  • April 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    There is anything wrong in praising a child for being good at a skill, whether it is drawing, academics, or sports. More important than our innate skill however, is the willingness to attempt to do new things, to take risks, and to continue learning.

    These are important skills for our kids to embrace. We really don’t know where their interests will take them, so we want to encourage them to be brave enough to try new things.

    By providing kids with the skills to get up after a fall, they learn how to walk and run. Similarly, when we provide them with the skills to try again after a failure, they learn how to solve all sorts of problems.

    Parents will do well to follow their children in this endeavor! Studies show that by trying new things as adults we keep our brains sharp and flexible. This helps us keep a youthful mind and helps prevent cognitive issues such as dementia. That’s a good enough reason to put up with a little imperfection.

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