Sometimes, parents and teachers get so caught up in the seriousness of a mistake and how it needs to be corrected, that we leave kids’ goodness out of the discussion.
“Kids today are so entitled!” Parents throw up their hands and roll their eyes, as if they have no influence on their children’s expectations for what the world owes them.
When children believe they’re capable, they’re more willing to challenge themselves, to try something new, to even fail several times but persistently keep at a task until they get it right.
According to the U.S. Census, approximately 5% of children between the ages of 5 and 17 have a disability. The nature and severity of the disability varies, but for many parents, caring for a “special” child can consume considerably more time than caring for a “typical” child.