Raising resilient children who become lifelong learners with heart; that’s what I do. This says it well.
Beginning a new school year is rife with uncertainty. An unknown routine, strange surroundings, and rooms full of unfamiliar people all contribute to a high level of stress for both children and adults. Will I know what to do? Will I like what I’m asked to do? What will happen if I’m afraid to try or, worse, try and fail? Luckily, the reality is that our species has learned to adapt quickly. Unfortunately, our emotional brains frequently forget this, leading to a fear of risk.
Within our educational bubble, we define risk as an opportunity to take a chance or explore an unknown. It can involve physical, mental, and emotional tasks. It becomes an acceptable risk when the consequence for failure is not life threatening nor seriously detrimental to the health and welfare of others. A risk worth taking must present a substantial benefit that is not off-set by possible…
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