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Allowing Your Kids to Experience Pain and Disappointment

Jun 12, 2016 | Posted by in Mom Life, My Beautiful Mess | 0

Pain and disappointment. Oh, how I wish that I could wrap my kids up and protect them from never experiencing its sting. I would say that allowing your child to experience pain and resisting the urge to not jump in and save them from disappointment is one of the hardest things to do as a parent. We see that all too often these days…kid’s athletic teams where the scoreboard always is “even”, award ceremonies where everyone is the “all star player”, competitions where there is no real “winner” or “loser”. But where exactly is the lesson in all of that? Because from my perspective, the message that we are getting across to these children is that there is no growth to be found in pain, loss, or defeat, which is just not true. In fact, I believe that we need those painful experiences as children to learn the coping skills that will come in handy when they grow up toRead more …