Risk is not just physical. Children need to take social and emotional risks, too. This includes getting their feelings hurt, being told no, feeling left out sometimes, and experiencing anger, frustration, jealousy, and sorrow. Social rejection gives kids practice for developing resiliency. The more often they dare to try a new friendship or social relationship, the more often they encounter a range of reactions and can adjust and try again. Learning social nuances takes practice.
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