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Tea Time with Trish: Where’s the Parenting Manuel?

As we all know having kids doesn’t come with a manual on how to raise them.  But wouldn’t that be nice?!   If you have read any of my work, you already know I’m a huge advocate on allowing our children to be raised holding on to who they are.  One of the things I want my children to know is that mistakes aren’t failures.  They are simply a moment to learn, therefore there is no need to be hard on themselves when things don’t quite go their way.   So with that in mind, my daughter came home from school one day saying they had an assignment they were doing at school, and she made a mistake.  She went on to say that she knew it was okay, because everyone makes mistakes.  My initial reaction was that I was glad she felt this way, since in the past she could easily get frustrated with school work at times.   I went on to ask her if she went back to correct it once she...

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