- As the world of the young child expands, so do the challenges involved in navigating new territory.
- Children who have been encouraged to engage in appropriate risk-taking behavior become more willing to take on challenges and are less fearful of failure.
- They begin to understand that the process of learning a new skill may require repeated efforts and are resilient in the face of initial setbacks.
- Their self-confidence increases as they experience the success that comes from practice and determination, and they are motivated to tackle ever greater challenges.
- These characteristics, reflective of growing emotional maturity, generate the competence necessary for greater independence.
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