Many don't ever use the word "failure." They may talk about a "glitch," a "problem," or a "snag." But even when something they try doesn't work out as they'd planned, successful people try to learn something from the experience.
This "success mind-set" can be taught at home. As a parent, your attitude is critical. When children are unsuccessful, try to find something positive they can learn from their mistakes. You might say something like, "What would you do differently the next time?"
And be sure to let your kids know you're proud of them for trying. You might say, "It's great that you're willing to try new things." Parents can do a lot to boost a child's self-esteem . . . and help build the qualities that will lead to success in later life.
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