How To Help Children And Youth Deal With Failure


Learning is extremely difficult without some failure. Learning involves experimenting. But without help and encouragement, frequent failure eats self-confidence. It negatively affects most children & youth physically, emotionally and socially. It can stop them from trying to succeed. It can start children trying to fail. (At least they are in control of something.) Failure is a poor motivator, success is a much better one. Continued failure can lead to very distorted ideas about self and life. Failure is often due to and complicated by a combination of: exposure to caregivers who have unresolved fears due to their failures; learning disabilities; over-expectations; inappropriate curriculum and learning tasks; nutrition imbalances; exposure to environmental pollutants.

First, We Would Investigate

Second, We Would Investigate

For Long Term Support
We Would Investigate

  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Precision Teaching
  • EMDR
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Western Medicine
  • Attitudinal Healing
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
  • Support For Parents
  • Environmentally Healthy Homes
  • Flower Essences
  • Homeopathy
  • Herbology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Aikido
  • Expressive Arts
  • Music Lessons
  • Drumming
  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Independent Study
  • Aikido
  • Aromatherapy
  • Nutrition Consulting
  • Precision Teaching
  • Flower Essences
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Ayurveda
  • Independent Study

On Our Own We Would Try: • Pets • Bedtime Stories and Chats • Wholesome Pleasures • Back Rubs and Foot Massages • Less or No TV, Movies, Video/Computer Games • Replace sodas, juices, sugars, fats, fast foods with water, veggies, whole grains, nuts, protein, fruit, slow food • Long Walks/Hikes • Nature

For Parents: • Do things together that are enjoyable. • Limit learning experiences to ones where success is assured until confidence has grown back up. • Teach perseverance by example. • Get lots of exercise.

Check out: www.traumasoma.com/index.shtml (very technical); www.acestudy.org.

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