My last blog explored the importance of ‘natural consequences’. Following on from this I would like to share with you a blog post from Carolynes Corner that I recently came across. Our ideas overlap but she includes the added dimension of the concept of failure… And how important it is for children to learn to fail. Being comfortable with failing every once in a while encourages children to take risks and try new activities….even if they don’t know for sure that they can do it. It also helps them to bounce back and to be resilient during times of failure, as opposed to becoming stuck and inhibited by their failures. Most importantly it helps them trust that you love them regardless of whether they got an A on a test or came last in the long jump… Your unconditional love for them is reinforced through their failures… And that is a total winner in my book.