Learning from Others' Mistakes

What You Need:


What You Do:

  1. Ask your child if they have ever made a mistake.
  2. Then, ask them if they think that you have made mistakes before.
  3. Next, ask your learner if they think it is okay to make a mistake.
  4. Share an example of a time you made a mistake, and how you learned from it.
  5. Ask your child if they can share a mistake they have made, and what they learned from it.
  6. Ask them if they think mistakes help us to learn, and if so, how. Build upon their answers, and emphasize that mistakes help us grow.
  7. Show the "Small Talk - Mistakes" video.
  8. Afterwards, ask your child what stood out to them in the video.
  9. Tell them that looking at mistakes as opportunities to grow is a really important mindset.
  10. Explain that when we hold the belief that "mistakes help us grow," we can look at challenges or failures as learning opportunities and always learn more. This is also how our brain grows!
  11. Read the instructions for the activity on the Interview: Everyone Makes Mistakes! worksheet, and ask your child if they have any questions.
  12. Help your child complete the worksheet's activity.

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