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How to correct mistakes in a way that produces anxiety free kids

Children who experience high rates of error see their mistakes as incontrovertible proof that they are “dumb.” Once this feeling takes hold, its grip is tenacious. The children’s self-esteem plummets, often never fully recovering. Parents and teachers sense the children’s vulnerability and with the best of intentions, try to bolster their egos with compliments such as, “But you’re really smart,”…