This wonderful article just came across my screen and I want to share it with you:
“Every child bumps around and gets hurt. Children’s intelligence and competence can’t build any other way. They have to take chances. They have to bump into circumstances they didn’t anticipate. They have to misjudge many times, before their judgment is honed. So our children get bumped, cut, bruised, and stung. It’s painful for parents, too, when these dustups happen. We assume that it’s our job to prevent all injuries, and we feel very badly when they happen.
“There are ways, though, that you can help to turn a bump, bruise or boo-boo into a confidence-building experience that will make your child more resilient in the long run.”
Good stuff! What do you think?