Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Parenting and the fear of failure, part 2

I want to thank those who commented on this post about helping Tonka overcome the fear of failure.

Based on your feedback (faster and cheaper than therapy!), I decided to just back off.

Last week, Paco came to me and said, “can I go down the big slide?”

“Sure,” I said.

Then, Tonka, said, “I want to also…”

I was in shock.

I hadn’t said a word all summer.

She did.

She loved it.

Lesson learned.

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