As parents, we all want our children to find success in managing their lives and interactions. We want them to be kind, to speak up for themselves, to take chances, to know when the risks are too great, to not be afraid to fail and to pick themselves up again if they do. We want them to manage their time so there is a balance between what they want to do and what others may require of them. What we want for our children is self-regulation. It is an incredibly important life skill, particularly as an adult when the stakes of life are higher, i.e. jobs, bills, or caring for family.
The Freedom to Fail