As children, a common phase about growing up involves making mistakes. Be it mistakes at home, at school, with friends, or family.
It is very rare that children grow up into perfect adults, as it is part of life to make errors, and learn from them. This ability to the mistakes made in stride and work to a better solution needs to be implemented in children's mindsets during their formal learning stages. Teaching children how to embrace their mistakes helps them develop empathy, use their reasoning skills, and allows them to flex their problem-solving skills as well.
Mostly, when children make errors, their initial reaction is to feel afraid due to the reactions they face from their peers and family. This can form a negative impact on children as they start shirking from responsibility, become less empathetic, and start to deflect their feelings such as blaming others or lying about a particular thing.
A variety of lessons are learned when children make mistakes, understand them, and do better the next time they face a similar situation. They allow children to pinpoint where their focus needs to be put, which improves on their analytical skills. Another way to benefit from mistakes is to use different approaches to finding a solution since each child is unique and so, their way of learning is too. Embracing mistakes also allow children to develop self-compassion, which aids in their perception of society and helps identify where they belong in it.
At Cedarwood, our highly skilled faculty encourage children to learn through different creative-based learning methods and encourage them to learn from their mistakes in order to be better overall individuals.