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When a Mistake Feels the End of the World ๐ŸŒŽโ€ฆ

Is this how you feel ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ?

This brilliant illustration by @thecalmclassroom made me stop, pause and exhale. For this is absolutely NOT how I feel when I make a mistake. I know the same is true for many of the children I sit with ๐Ÿ’š.

This wonderful image offers a great starting point for you to share a chat with your child ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’™.

Together, you can wonder about:

๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’™Is this how you feel when you make a mistake? If not, how do you feel?

๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’™What types of things do you say to yourself when you make a mistake? Do these things help you? Or not?

๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ’™If you chose to keep this image in your head, how might it change your feelings next time you make a mistake? Would it change what you say to yourself? In what way?

Letโ€™s continue to create a world for our children where mistakes are as important and natural as getting things right. And letโ€™s hold tight to the knowledge that the world will look just the same, either way๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ

Photo by @TheCalmClassroom โ„ข An image of the world with text above that says 'THE WORLD BEFORE YOU MAKE A MISTAKE. Next to it an identical image of the world with text above that says, 'THE WORLD AFTER YOU MAKE A MISTAKE:' @THECALMCLASSROOM'.

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