Growing up I was one of those kids scared shizless by making the wrong move or making a mistake. Being surrounded by hyper-critical adults can do that to you. Then again, you just have to take the constructive criticism and damn the detractors and discouragers. Good for critical thinking skills at least.
I have learned to take more risks and become less self-conscious. Had to mature (relatively) at some point. It took awhile and I still have ways to go, but getting there....
So I remind myself to go easy on the little people at home when they make mistakes in the course of trying to do something well, or do something right.
I am blathering on about this because I stumbled on this video that tells us if you never failed, you never lived. Hear that kids?