In today's society to be prepare our children for failure or are we wrapping them up in cotton wool? My children get awards for 'settling into prep well' and 'having a kind nature' whilst this is lovely to see I wonder if they have any real value? Especially when there are so many children getting similar awards each week.
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A good point. I didn't even think about the other side of the argument. There are many children that don't care about failing because I believe their own self worth is very low
I don't even think they want to be their children's friend, they don't care themselves, they are too busy with their own life, having their grown up activities that they choose not to be involved in their kids life.
Thankfor your reply. My husband won't always let my 6year old win at football and it always ends in tears. I thought he was mean, but I am beginning to realize it's not so mean and will hopefully prepare him for some life- long learning.
I didn't really use my words correctly regarding preparing to fail, but you got the gist. The balance is hard, my youngest child excels in everything whilst her older sibling has yet to find his thing. I therefore over compensate with praise for hi
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I agree, hopefully that is only the attitude of one teacher and not the school's philosophy.