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April 18, 2024

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Standing aside and allowing a child to fail is one of the most difficult things for a parent to do. Yet, individuals grow and learn through both struggle and failure. For a preschool-aged child, failure will look much different than it does for a middle schooler. However, allowing even young children to experience failure will help build resilience and character strength. As a parent, you may notice when your child is building with blocks that their structure is not going to be able to stand on its own, but you let them continue; at home, when your child fails to meet an expectation, you allow them to experience the established consequence; during a game where strategy is required, you allow them to lose if their strategy doesn’t work; in the middle of a play date after you have encouraged your child to play kindly and fairly, they choose to do otherwise and their friend asks to go home. While these situations are only a small representation of the many ways to allow your child to experience failure, it is vital that they have these experiences to learn how to build resilience.

 

 Mark your calendars for some VERY important dates:

 

  1. April 25—This is a Parents-Only meeting for parents of students who will be attending a 3-year-old preschool program next year.
  2. May 5—All 4-year-old preschool students are invited to join us at 10:15 am Mass, where they will receive a special blessing and sing Immaculate Mary.fdsfsdf
  3. May 6—Mass for our 4-year-old students. This will be held in the chapel at 9:30 am. All are welcome!
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  1. May 16—End of the year Preschool Program for all 4-year-old preschool students (5:30 pm start for M/W/F classes and 7:00 pm start for M-F classes)

 

A summer opportunity for your child: Miss Libby’s Music