Sunday, January 15, 2012

Parenting and the Fear of Failure II

You may recall that one of the areas I was trying to work on with Tonka was to help her get over what I considered to be an unacceptably high fear of failure.

I got some good advice from blog readers and developed a hybrid model.

On our winter vacation, I used that approach to convince her to go down the “Tornado” slide (the steepest one) at the Great Wolf Lodge.

She did.

The whole way down, I just watched her face, particularly enjoying how it turned from fear to excitement as she realized it was fun and she was safe.

It felt good to give that to her.

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