Learning how to let kids fail... Help!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by BD, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. BD

    BD New Member

    As a parent of two, 7 (with-ADHD) and 13, something my parents never prepared me for... Was how to let go. How to let my own children learn through failure.

    Am I alone in feeling this way?

    I wrote an article to better articulate my thoughts, but am I "way off track"?

    Many prayers!
  2. judi

    judi Active Member

    Hi Brian - nope I don't think you're on the wrong road at all. It is called detaching and is something that those of us with the older ones face daily and sometimes more than once per day!
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Protecting our kids is important. Guiding them, which includes allowing them to learn from their mistakes, is even more important. I am a firm believer in natural concequences.

    Good article. I don't think you're off track at all.

    Afterall, our children will have to go out and function in our society eventually. Like all of us, they will make mistakes, and will have to be able to learn from those mistakes in order to succeed.