The prevailing pressure that parents feel is to prevent kids from experiencing failure. At all costs. And, for the rare time that it does slip through….to fix it asap.
But there is growing evidence that the inability to tolerate failure multiplies anxiety.
In this 50-second video, Brene´ Brown takes the pressure off parents, and therefore, off our kids:
- Teach kids how to feel it
- How to be curious about it
- How to name it
- How to ask for what they need
Here’s a fun video that you might want to watch with your children, pausing it and trying to guess who the person was that “failed” and what they eventually went on to accomplish: