CSP Spotlight: Everyone Makes Mistakes

Children are great imitators. They may not always hear what we say but they sure do watch what we do. When children see how parents react to and correct mistakes, they learn valuable life lessons. Children need to know that we learn by making mistakes. As Big Bird says…”everyone makes mistakes; oh yes they do!”

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Model ways to recognize, accept and learn from mistakes.

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Involve kids in discussion about what they have learned from their mistakes.

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Show respect to your children when they make mistakes.

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Tell your children how much you love them.

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Acknowledge their feelings and let them know mistakes are okay.

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Key into positive behaviors rather than focusing on the negative ones.

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Engage your children in problem-solving strategies to prevent repeated mistakes.

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Share personal stories about lessons you have learned from making mistakes

 

Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc.’s Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care Partnership, and Early Intervention programs engage families and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Safe and healthy children are ready to learn and explore their world. 

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