Definition specifically related to the family context
Within a family, the ability to learn from one’s experiences allows parents to maintain a positive attitude toward learning. To do so, they are open to continuously acquiring new knowledge. They are curious, seek opportunities to learn, ask questions to find out how things work and welcome new learning challenges.
Parents who learn from their experiences do not dread their own mistakes or bad decisions. Rather, they acknowledge and talk about them, apologize and correct them. Consequently, they accept positive feedback and constructive criticism from family members. They also recognize and admit that they don’t know everything.
Such behaviour allows parents to become learning models for other family members, with whom they share what they have learned from various life experiences.
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