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7 Really Good Reasons To Let Your Child Fail, According to Psychology

Every child needs to know that they have an unlimited source of support in their parents, who will love and accept them no matter how badly they’ve failed. Read...
“Know what, mama? It’s a good thing I’m good at falling.”

Good At Falling

In a flash, my daughter was back on her feet and just a few steps forward, she was letting herself sink into the snow once more. “I love this, mama! I’m so good at falling!”

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Don't let first glances fool you. I am totally lost.

No One Knows What They Are Doing — Including Me

I have no idea what I’m doing. On any given day, at any given moment, I am so thoroughly and genuinely confused about what is happening.

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You will think you are ruining your kids.

You Are Going To Fail At Parenting

You will fail at parenting. You will fail so hard sometimes that it will feel like you can’t recover from it. And it’s going to be okay.

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Let your kids screw up. To my mind, the goal of raising kids is to make them into self-sufficient adults who are kind, smart, and capable of taking care of themselves.

Dear Parents, Go Ahead And Let Your Kids Screw Up Their Lives

“Parenting” has become a competitive sport. But it’s kids who are losing. Let your kids screw up.

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I know in my heart that these feelings of failure will pass. I know that I can't expect myself to be a robot and be perfect at handling everything, all at once, all the time.

Rav’s Repro: Failure To Thrive 

Failure to thrive. It’s an awful term. All I heard was failure. In my mind, over and over, you’ve failed him, you’ve failed him.

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Are My Child's Special Needs My Fault?

Day three of “no.”

Let’s get dressed.

No.

Let’s eat breakfast.

No.

Time to get our shoes on!

No.

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Social media notoriously gives its users the opportunity to present their lives as perfect and conflict-free. Image: Thinkstock.

My Friend's Instagram Post About Her Miscarriage Changed How I See Social Media

I scrolled through my Instagram feed to catch a photo of a friend’s first tattoo. It was an abstract design that paid homage to her wedding venue, a distinctive historic site in her home state. The tattoo seemed sweet at first, but then I read the photo caption. My friend had gotten inked to honor the child she lost in miscarriage.

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