Mistakes are part of the learning process. When we identify them, we lay down an even stronger foundation in our knowledge base and skill sets.
Think of any learning experience…learning to drive, to swim, to be a parent – making mistakes had led us to become better in those skills.
We need children to know that mistakes are good, they help us learn. They are not a negative reflection of who we are, they help us grow and become better.
As parents we need to be mindful of how we treat ourselves when we make mistakes. Do we beat ourselves up and berate ourselves for “messing up” or do we pick out what we have learnt and bring positive feedback forward?
Creating an environment where children feel comfortable and safe with making mistakes is a healthy learning environment – true learning will happen here.