Making and repairing mistakes

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Making and repairing mistakes

Making mistakes is a fact of life. We make mistakes in our workplace. We make mistakes in our family. As parents, we make mistakes, and our children are certainly going to make mistakes. Not only are they going to make mistakes, we want to encourage our children to make mistakes. Making mistakes means that they're learning. We call our family a mistake making family. If they're not making mistakes along the way, they're probably not learning from it. Making small mistakes now when they're 3, 5, 10, 12, hopefully, will prevent them from making the larger mistakes later on in life. When your child makes a mistake, embrace it. Don't scold them, punish them. They'll become fearful. They'll keep their mistakes from you. They'll start to lie, blame others, or cover up. Teach them to repair their mistakes. They can do do overs. They can do make-ups. They just need to repair what they've done. Make amends for their mistakes.

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Kim has been an educator for more than 20 years.  She has worked as an elementary school teacher in the independent school sector as well as an Assistant Director of Admissions. She had the pleasure of working with and teaching teachers, assistants, students, and parents. Kim is most proud of being a wife and mother of “tween” boy/girl twins. Being an effective parent is Kim’s passion in life. She says, “every day I try to be mindful of each decision I make in regards to parenting with the end in mind”. Besides Kim’s experiential background, she holds her bachelor’s degree, her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a master’s degree in Education, and is a Certified Parent Educator in multiple programs. Kim is the Co-Founder of Empowered Parenting, which offers courses, workshops, and one-on-one coaching to parents, teachers, grandparents, healthcare workers, counselors, corporate America, and anyone who relates to children. Kim’s knowledge and experience coupled with her enthusiasm, humor, empathy and compassion, has helped thousands of people worldwide with their daily interactions with children. Kim’s goal is to help reduce conflict, foster mutual respect, and create deeper communication and connections between loved ones.

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