Forget disappointment. Whether you get As or Cs will be irrelevant. No single letter of the alphabet will raise or lower your value to me.
The entire time I’m barely scraping by in my adulting, I’m simultaneously criticizing myself for not doing it better. It’s self-sabotage.
Everybody is always focused on winning like it alone defines success, but failure is where learning to succeed comes from, especially for children.
By outright avoiding the challenges of failure and embarrassment now is screwing up our children and filling the world with more and more adults too fragile to exist in a world that won’t kiss their every boo-boo and polish over their errors.
The parenting rules change regularly so we can’t be certain about anything, and the media loves laughing at us moms and dads flailing.