The Gift Of Failure | Quote 02936

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Competence requires both ability and experience, and confidence alone can lead to disaster. Recent studies have shown that while kids need to engage in free play that includes risk-taking, risky play is much more dangerous for kids who have never been allowed to engage in it than for kids who grow up knowing how to manage risk. Knowing how to manage risk through experience is real, hard-earned competence, and it makes them feel great about themselves.

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Jessica Lahey


The Gift Of Failure

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