It can be very hard to not feel like it’s the end of the world when our kids make mistakes. There have been times I thought my daughter was going to cause all my hair to fall out! So what do you do?
When it feels like it’s really bad, take a deep breath. Return to your values. Talk with them and ask when what they’re thinking…without judgement…really with the intention to understand.
Talk about what can be learned with our own mistakes as well as with our kids. Let them know they will always be good enough. Try to figure out how they are feeling about themselves because it often comes back to the lie that they will never be good enough.
Remember. Barring life altering choices, bad decision really can make great stories 😉