I must admit, my heart dropped to my shoes as the realization dawned on me that my oldest son would be competing in the high jump. There were two major factors leading up to this thundering heart-drop. First of all, he had never attempted the high jump in all of his thirteen years, and secondly,
It is essential that we give our kids space to try a wide range of things and learn through their failures. They don’t have to be awesome at everything. In fact, learning to deal with being mediocre or not so good at something, is going to serve them so much more in the long run.