Under no circumstances is it ever easy to admit you have made a mistake. Nonetheless, it is a very important process when children and in some cases when adults are learning, developing and refining themselves.
It is my responsibility to help and teach my children to learn from their mistakes. Now, I will admit my initial reaction is not always the best reaction. This is especially true when situations occur and I have forewarned them of the possible outcome. Once I have calmed down, I then proceed to give them advice that I hope they will remember as they travel along this beautiful journey called life.
There will be times in life when you are going to fail at things. There will be times when you are going to make mistakes. That is okay. Failure is going to happen. Mistakes are going to happen. They are a part of life and should not be feared. There will be times when your failures or mistakes knock you down. That is also okay. Do not allow fear of failing or fear of mistakes cause you to become stagnate. Instead, use this as a learning experience. Do not let it keep you down. Get up, dust yourself off, regroup, learn from it and move forward.
Some children will not know how to react or bounce back after making a mistake or failing. They may be afraid to tell us if they failed or a mistake because they are not sure what response or reaction they will receive. We as parents have to talk to our children. We have to make our children feel loved even in fear and when they make a mistake.