Failures ought to be seen as an opportunity for learning and improvement rather than as a matter of shame and embarrassment. Instead of protecting children from the pain of t succeeding, parents should encourage them to take risks and treat those risks as a necessary ingredient of progress. This book has practical exercises to learn how to cope with and benefit from the consequences of failure.
Godfrey Harris has been a public policy consultant based in Los Angeles, California, since 1968. He began consulting after serving as a university lecturer, U.S. Army intelligence officer, U.S. foreign service officer with the Department of State, an organisational specialist in President Lyndon Johnsons Executive Office, and as a program manager for an international financial company in Geneva. In all of these positions, Harris has been called upon to develop original ideas to solve problems or take advantage of new situations. As President of Harris/Ragan Management Group, Harris has focused the firms activities on projects that offer alternative solutions to matters of community concern. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Kennith Harris teaches kindergarten and 1st grade in Malibu, California. He has taught at the Santa Monica Alternative School, served as Assistant Principal at the Will Rogers Learning Community, and as Principal of Summer Adventure at the Pt. Dume Marine Science Elementary School since 2002. He earned his National Board Certification in 2007 and Continuing Service Award in 2008. Harris holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge.