Read & Relax

What are your favorite books for your little ones? 📚 📖 📚 
This series is about empowering young children in science, engineering, and architecture and I LOVE the message behind it! I do want to make sure both my kids know that failure is not a bad thing and that in order to succeed, you must fail. This can start when they are very young by teaching frustration tolerance. 👩‍🔬👩‍🏫👨‍🚀
For example, when your child is working on a puzzle and is feeling mad that they can't do it, and then they ask for your help - What do you do? Start by validating their frustration ("Mommy knows you are frustrated [child's name]), then acknowledge that they can be self-sufficient and try again ("Keep trying [child's name]"). If you see their frustration escalate, you can offer guidance by describing to them what to do (ie: "try turning the puzzle piece"). By empowering your child to try it, it builds their self-confidence rather than making them feel that they cannot accomplish something on their own. #empoweringourchildren