Failure can be a great teacher. When kids know there are solutions to mistakes, it can help build their self-esteem. It gives them the chance to find the “next time I can” in their mistakes.
For example, you could say, “Yep, you spilled the juice. Next time you’re pouring the juice, you can hold your glass over the sink.” Kids who know that failing is just a first try also know that it’s OK to try in the first place.
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