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Camp Galileo defines courage as being willing to share your creative thoughts, stretching yourself to try new things and embracing challenges. Failure is an essential part of innovation. So how can parents create an environment that gets kids comfortable with expressing themselves and embracing fail
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One of the Galileo Innovator's mindsets is to be courageous. We define courage as being willing to share your creative thoughts, stretching yourself to try new things and embracing challenges. Failure is an essential part of innovation. As Elon Musk puts it, "if things are not failing, you're not innovating enough." But failing is a scary prospect for most kids—especially high achieving ones. They're afraid of "being bad" at something, or of getting the wrong answer.
So how can parents create an environment that gets kids comfortable with expressing themselves, trying new things and embracing failure as part of the process? Here are eight easy ideas:
Failure doesn't have to be scary or dispiriting. It can simply be an opportunity to learn something new and figure out how to do it better next time. Who knows what your kids will be able to create when they're free from the fear of getting it wrong?
- Glen Tripp is the founder and CEO of Galileo Innovation Camps for Kids
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