Performance anxiety and fear of failure

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Performance anxiety and fear of failure

Dealing with a child that has performance anxiety or an incredible fear of failure is not as difficult as it sounds. In my mind, as a parent, you need to let your child know that with success, there is always failure. Failure is a part of life. You build on failures. You need to let them know where you have failed in life, as a person. You need to share with them your life experiences, where your failures have been and how you've built on those failures to create a success. You can't have success in life, without failure. Performance anxiety, we all have it. We all have issues at times, dealing with things that we are confronted with; be it in the business world, be it in a social setting, be it in interacting with our wife or our partner. You need to share these experiences with your child, so they know it is okay. This is all okay. With time, with some experience, you'll find that these are easier to overcome; but don't worry about it. It's not a big deal. We all have it.

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Timothy J. Wheeler, the managing partner of the law firm Greene, Broillet & Wheeler LLP.  He has extensive trial experience in a variety of areas including product liability, general negligence and auto product liability. Tim was named the Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability by Best Lawyers in America for 2013. He was a three-time finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), for his outstanding trial record and involvement and commitment to consumer rights. Tim is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 1978), Tim attended Santa Clara University (BS, cum laude, Political Science, 1975), and was a recipient of the Jesuit Scholarship. While at Loyola High School, Tim's excellence in all areas of student life was recognized by the faculty, which bestowed upon him The Loyola Award. Tim and his wife Nancy reside in Manhattan Beach,  have been married for 37 years and have four adult children, Matt, Tim, Danny, and Mary and two grandchildren, Lily and Grace. 

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