One of my all-time favorite quotes that I have passed along to my kids is:
"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." ~Thomas Edison
I think it's important for our kids to know that in school and in life set backs don't always mean the end. Does a bad grade in a child's favorite subject mean they are not good at it? Does being cut from a sports team mean you stop playing a sport? Does not getting the lead in the school play mean you quit that production? Gosh, I hope not. It really bugs me when parents let their kids quit because they didn't get a lead in the school play or didn't make varsity. What kind of message is this sending? Instead, let's send the message from this video: take risks and persevere.