Mistakes Are Lessons, Too
When a cat knocks over a water dish, splashing everything in sight, or gets a claw stuck in the edge of a curtain, he grumbles to himself. But, as he works to unhook the claw, or gratefully waits for you to refill the H2O, he realizes that putting an eager paw on the edge of the dish sent it spinning, and that the curtain wasn’t meant for climbing. Cats know it’s okay to make a mistake, because mistakes remind us how to do better next time. Kids need to know that it’s okay to make mistakes, too.
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