LEARNING FROM FAILURE
Dear Keansburg Parents & Students:
Has your child ever struggled in school? Has your child ever failed at something? Without struggle or failure, there has never been an opportunity for your child to learn & grow. Your child needs to embrace the struggle because it is part of the learning process. When your child fails, which we ALL do, he/she must learn from their errors, give more effort, and try again.
Did you know…?
- Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times.
- Colonel Harland David Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs before founding a fried chicken empire, KFC.
- While developing his vacuum, Sir James Dyson went through 5,126 prototypes and his savings over 15 years.
These individuals failed, but because of having a growth mindset (the belief that one’s intelligence & talents can be developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning), they ultimately achieved success.
Here are some things that you can do when your child fails:
- Embrace the failure
- Take a different approach
- Give feedback
- Encourage your child to try again
- Practice, practice, practice
- Praise efforts & struggles
- Keep a “Bring it on!” attitude
- Teach the power of the word “YET”
Remember….FAILURE IS NOT A WEAKNESS!
Sharon Moschetta, MA, CCC-SLP