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Jul 31, 2014

Failure Is Not Always A Bad Thing

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My son competed in a golf skills competition early this week. After coming in second place in his first golf tournament last week, he completely bombed in the separate skills event.  It was a good learning lesson for him.  He loves to compete and play golf but he does not like to practice.  I believe that the win last week made him a little over confident about the competition this week. His performance this week actually took him outside of his comfort zone.  I was very proud of him last week, but he did not really learn anything from his win.

My husband and I had to teach him that he should use his failures to learn and grow. He can look at his failures to see where he is not as strong, and that he should make it his personal goal to improve in those areas.  We also used this failure as a lesson to show him the importance of practice.  He may not like to practice, but it takes practice in order to have success and do well in any area of his life. 

I hope from now on my son will take practice more seriously.  He is a very competitive young boy by nature and he does not like to lose. He should remember his performance from this week and do his best improve.  This failure will cause him to see the value of practice as the time to prepare and improve before competition.  In that sense, I am actually glad that he failed this week.  I want my son to be a person who works hard and does his best in everything that he does.  Sometimes it takes failure to motivate a person to work harder and that is why failure is not always a bad thing.  

Jul 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Eldest Comes 2nd in First Golf Tournament!

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Jul 29, 2014

Parenthood Woes and Joys

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Yesterday I allowed my kids to use their creativity and do some art work. They wanted to make something from a show they had seen. I did not see a problem with that idea, and I allowed them to use their creativity independently.

Well I was surprised when my oldest came up to me wanting me to look at the bunny ears that he made for his younger brother. Looking at my younger son, I saw that he had construction paper in the shape of bunny ears glued to each side of his head. Taking the ears off, my two year old had glue all on the sides of his face, on his ears, and in his hair.

This is just one of the many joys of parenthood.

Jul 28, 2014

I Am A Proud Mommy

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My six year old son had his first golf tournament last week. Although he struggled, he amazingly pulled out second place! I could not be more proud of him. He tried his best, and even though he did not play a good game due to his lack of skills, he still showed up at top. His win came as a complete surprise to me, and I have not been able to stop bragging about him.

Today he has a drive, chip, and putting competition. It is his first one. His drive and chip skills are his weakest so I do not expect too much to come out of this competition. I know if he does his best, he will still amaze me. He does not have to win for me to be a proud mommy. If I know he did his best and did not place, I feel like I will still be a proud mommy bragging about how he did his best in his first drive, chip, and putting contest.