Monday, February 25, 2013

It's okay to fail!

Back when PA DeMolay started this blog, we introduced the concept of "Unplugging." The general idea of that concept can still be found in the original post, so I'm not going to go into here. However, a key part of the concept was the idea that it is okay for DeMolays to fail. Studies are beginning to find that the lack of learning from the experience of failure is leading to crucial challenges for today's youth. Thankfully, DeMolay provides a safe place for kids to fail and learn from their experiences. This isn't something that can simply be bought or taught, rather it has to occur and the learning must take place naturally. This kind of experience is one of the best kept secrets of DeMolay.

So, with this in mind, I share with you a recent article I read, entitled "Why Parents Need to Let Their Kids Fail." I ask that you to click the link and really dive into the material. The stories that one teacher recounts just goes to show how big of a problem this can be. I encourage all Advisors to thoroughly read that article and consider their roles in the Chapter and its operation.

Frat! ~ "Dad" Seth Anthony

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