We all want our children to succeed. How do we best help them do that? By providing them an environment that allows freedom - freedom to explore, discover, and learn. And part of this freedom is allowing mistakes. It is part of the learning process.
This is, after all, real life!
Our Montessori children are provided an environment that lets them be confident. They do not have a fear of failure...why? Because they do not look at "failure" as something that hinders them, but instead, they are challenged to continue on...to seek solutions, to correct mistakes, or simply accept them. It is all part of the joy of learning!
Here is a recent Time Magazine article entitled "The Importance of Failure: Why We're Wrong About Being Right" It's a great read about adult risk takers who's successes were preceded by failures. Click on link, above...and then...be open to failure in life!
Photo: Courtesy of Daphnea Solomon-Tupelo Children's House, Montessori School