Below Expectations

Another school year has ended. Most likely, there were parents who celebrated their children’s achievements while others had to swallow disappointment and encouraged their kids to do better next time. There is also a high probability that some students, who were used to receiving awards in previous school years, have been sorely upset when they failed to do so this year.

Teach your kids to be more accepting of defeat. Don’t allow them, especially the high achievers, to beat themselves up if they didn’t make it to the honor roll or failed to get the grades they were expecting.

Read the rest of my article, which came out in Manila Bulletin's parenting section last Saturday, to find out ways parents can help their children deal with failure.
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