I wish every parent would read this and consider how they encourage or discourage learning.
Children learn by imitation. Do we give them examples of perfectionism that won't even allow us to try, lest we be disappointed by our efforts and frustrated by our failures?
Today, inspired by Sara's courage, I'm going to try to learn to knit. And I'm going to try to set for my children a good example of cheerful perseverance and good-natured willingness to fall very short of perfect in the name of learning something valuable.
Speaking of attempting to do something, even when you're quite sure the results will fall short of perfect, Katherine, the kit is on its way. If you're brave enough to attempt it, I can can be emboldened by your example. But I guarantee we're in it for way more than 12 hours.