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BLOG: Is Your Child Afraid of Failing?

When a child develops a fear of failure, they will whittle down their hopes and dreams to avoid stepping outside of their comfort zone. As parents, it is critical that we see the warning signs so we can help our kids be all they can be.

 Here are three signs to look for:

  1. Look for unusual signs of anxiety

Does your child get unusually anxious before a test? Unreasonably nervous before a basketball game? Develop stomach aches before a recital? If so, she may be afraid of failing.

Some anxiety is normal in these situations, but severe anxiety is not.   If you see your child experiencing unusual levels of anxiety, discuss the situation with her before the event. Work with her to instill confidence in her preparation and to visualize success. If she can imagine a successful experience in her mind, she can create it in her life.

2. Watch for procrastination

Children will often procrastinate when they are afraid

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