Kids can learn from own failures

Published: Friday, Feb. 21 2014 2:04 p.m. MST

Alex Morgan, soccer star and gold medalist, coaches kids at the ChapStick Lip Tips with a Kick Event, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in New York. Morgan, the brand's newest spokesperson, shared her tips for healthier feeling lips and a few of her best tricks on the soccer field. Instead of worrying about making mistakes, young people should be struggling and learning from the issues that plague them, Bloomberg said.

Diane Bondareff, Invision for ChapStick

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It’s OK if kids fail. That’s the thinking behind Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle.

Instead of worrying about making mistakes, young people should be struggling and learning from the issues that plague them. It’s the only way, McArdle said, they can grow and help push America forward.

“America needs more bright, hardworking kids taking on challenging academic work,” McArdle said. “But it does not need them to learn that success is a formula — or a zero-sum game in which the race goes to the safest. In fact, that’s exactly the opposite of what we need — and more important, it’s the opposite of what those kids need.”

Read the full article at bloomberg.com.

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