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February 12, 2012

7 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Disappointment

Help your child turn any situation--including mistakes--into a positive learning experience. By Melissa Fernandez Abaya
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kidChildren who are starting to learn standards to measure performance (such as grades) become more conscious of the check marks they see on their test papers. Because of this, they have a tendency to feel bad about themselves when they make mistakes. Eventually, disappointment and frustration set in. If not addressed properly, these can greatly affect their self-esteem.


No one likes making mistakes, being disappointed, or feeling frustrated, but these experiences are a part of life children have to live through and learn to cope with. As much as we try to protect them from all these things, we cannot and should not. What we can do is guide them and help them turn each situation into a positive learning experience.

Here’s how to help your child cope with—and overcome—disappointments in life, and how to grow from each experience.

 

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(First published in the April 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping, Good Family, Teacher Says section as "Oops!;"  Photo via sxc.hu; adapted for use in Female Network )

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