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Genius idea: a failure wall

posted by Sarah on December 19, 2011 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • A L Washington

     True failure comes when we chose NOT to learn from our mistakes and keep doing the same things over and over again. It’s also the definition of insanity! Opportunities for personal growth come in many forms. Embrace each one.

  • Goldwingsummers

    My so-called “failures” have taught me what I don’t want to do and be.  I think your idea of a failure wall as a teaching device for your kids is brilliant!

  • Ann Lee

    Great take on the article. I am going to special wall at home as well. Although I am a strong motivator and troubleshooter, I am growing to realize the benefits gained when things don’t always follow the path set or the results anticipated. Thanks for your idea… its a great life tool!

  • JJ5

    Whenever one of our kids are frustrated by a “failure”, it seems like another one will remind them of the quote by Thomas Edison: 
    “We now know a thousand ways not to build a light bulb.”
    The three of them do have “perfectionist” tendencies, and as parents we work hard to remind them that if they do everything right the first time, they aren’t really learning.  We do value the struggles, the second, third and twelth tries probably more than the instantaneous successes because we want to breed the ideas of resilience and effort.

  • Suzie

    The typo in the headline is just a little too annoying.

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