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How do you turn your child's mistakes into a new opportunity for learning ?

Mistakes turned out to be an important boost to neurons growth in the brain. Especially when the one who makes mistakes, stops and reflects upon it for a while.

Seeking Experience Child Development , Child Behaviour , Education 3 years ago
Roberto Catanuto expert
Roberto Catanuto
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Lorraine Allman expert
Lorraine Allman Author, Businesswoman, Mum GB
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I've commented previously that failure is often viewed as something negative and yet this, along with making mistakes, is very much a part of everyday life - sometimes things just don't quite go according to plan, or we make an error which has a negative or alternative outcome on what we were expecting. Helping our children discover the learning from making mistakes is really important - and as parents we can work with them to help them understand why things didn't turn out as they expected and encourage them to try again.

The conversations we have with our children can help enormously, so for example asking questions such as "Why do you think that happened?" or "What could be done differently?" will help them take time to reflect, to learn from mistakes and not be afraid to carry on experimenting.

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