I make mistakes daily and reflect on them each and every day to see how I can get better. Every day I meet with kids that have made mistakes. Every time I meet with them I try to focus on the positive. What can you learn from the mistake you just made? How are you going to come back from the mistake? Are there consequences?-YES There are consequences for every choice we make throughout the day-some good, and some bad. We can't help that, but we can learn something from every mistake that we make.
Don't Always hide your Mistakes
When talking to your kids, let them know that you make mistakes-They don't always need to know those, but they need to know that you aren't perfect. They need to know that you have made them and work at correcting them. The more you model that the more they will respond when you are talking to them about their mistakes.
For every mistake that is made there are two directions a person can go. They can learn from it or they can not.
Will you use it as an opportunity or Take it as a Failure?