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Praise Their Effort

When your child works hard to achieve a goal, even if they fail, praise them for their effort. Failures can be very difficult for children to accept, especially when they tried their best. By talking with your child and acknowledging their hard work, they will learn that failures are simply lessons to learn from, and that competition is less important than feeling confident in one’s efforts. This will help your child be less afraid of failure, and more willing to tackle difficult tasks in the future.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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