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Overlooking People’s Mistakes Works in Your Favor

When working with orphans, vulnerable children, or at-risk youth conflict is bound to happen. Children make mistakes, whether intentional or not. Even more so when they have gone through traumatic experiences like being orphaned, abandoned, or abused. In this post, you’ll learn why it’s sometimes necessary to overlook an offense and why that may be the best choice to begin with.

A wise man restrains his anger and overlooks insults. This is to his credit.” Ancient Middle Eastern Proverb

A lot of people don’t know this, but overlooking people’s mistakes works in our favor. When someone makes a mistake, the natural response is to let them know. We hope by doing so, they will correct it. Different people go about it differently according to their personalities. Some people are very direct and confrontational, others are indirect…Read More

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