ANSWERS: 5
  • Tell her that you are very proud of her efforts and the stamina she's displayed. Tell her that many people seem to fail at their dreams at first, but if it's something she really loves, it's definitely worth giving it a second chance. Now, is there anyway you can help her get private instruction or coaching or whatever to help her before the next try-outs come along?
  • Stop worrying about the world ending today. It
  • maybe you should get her a tutor to help her out
  • i would just tell her to try again
  • You just say that every single person alive has or will experience failure and disappointment as some stage. Then you give an example of when it happened to you to prove your point. Finally you tell her that it is not the end of the world and to give it another go after working out, as best as possible, what went wrong the first time. What you don't do is let her wallow in self pity and adopt a 'woe is me' attitude. Kids need to learn this stuff as kids so they know how to cope as adults. Be sympathetic but put it in perspective and make sure the victim mentality does not take hold.

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