The Benefits of Making Mistakes

March 13, 2024

When children believe that they can improve skills and learn from their mistakes, they are less afraid of taking risks. Find a few ways to support a child’s and parent’s mistakes with phrases like these:

“Making mistakes helps you learn what not to do next time.”

“It takes a lot of mistakes to get something right.”

“When you try new things, it’s normal to make a lot of mistakes.” 

Share the handout below with families to help them adopt this growth mindset at home! And discover hundreds of parent facing handouts on our provider portal at

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