What is a setback?

Frustration, as the saying goes, refers to the negative emotional reactions that arise when purposeful activities are hindered. The “Dictionary of Psychology” explains “frustration” as follows: frustration is an emotional state in which an individual encounters obstacles or interferences in the process of engaging in purposeful activities, resulting in the inability to achieve their motivation and satisfy their needs. Frustration is not transferred by human will, and things in the world are often like this: if the result is not achieved, taste the bitter fruit first; Ambition without reward leads to failure.

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Encountering setbacks is a necessary obstacle in life. When setbacks come, we have no choice but to accept the inevitable facts and make self adjustments.

Children are always the treasure of their parents, and as parents, we do not want our children to encounter setbacks. However, setbacks objectively exist. During children’s growth, there will be both satisfying successes and various frustrating and painful setbacks. We cannot cover our children from the wind and rain for a lifetime and let them live in a greenhouse.

Famous psychologist Maslow said, “Frustration may not necessarily be a bad thing for children, but the key lies in their attitude towards setbacks.” Therefore, wise parents should educate their children about setbacks from an early age, allowing them to “endure some hardships” from an early age.

Of course, setback education is not just about making children suffer. The purpose of setback education is to enable children to face difficulties and overcome setbacks through experience, establish confidence and optimistic qualities, and cultivate a resilience to setbacks. Frustration education not only includes hardship education, survival education, social education, psychological education, but also includes the cultivation of qualities such as independence, confidence, emotions, and willpower.

Only by recognizing the value of setback education and paying attention to cultivating children’s ability to resist setbacks in daily life, can children demonstrate a strong, brave, and confident spirit when encountering setbacks, use their own strength and wisdom to overcome one difficulty and setback after another in life, step by step towards maturity and success.

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Page 2: 5 methods to help children cope with setbacks

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