A child is a reflection of his parents,which makes their actions very crucial for child's mind development.
In one of these early stages, your children learn lot of new things and while learning they might make mistakes. Though it seems insignificant & natural that parents responsibility is to correct the mistake, it's the approach of correction that matters. Your reaction and approach makes the valuable lesson at the early stages of their mind development. Children who are taught from an early age to admit to their mistakes understand that it's not a crime to make one.
Different children have different tendency to react.Some children learn from their mistake and show positive approach. While some have low esteem mind set and react very differently, they feel humiliation which might end up in devaluing themselves. Some may even show anger and react harshly. The child with low esteem might get emotional and have tendency to quit the task or not to do that task again. It is very important to understand your child and see how they are reacting towards mistakes.
Help your young one by teaching them right values. Teach them mistakes are part of life and everyone does them. Show them how to approach the mistake by owning up to your own mistake and giving practical examples. It is important for you to teach the approach and strategy to turn mistakes into learning opportunity. This will encourage children, maintain their self esteem and make them more responsive towards their committed mistakes rather than being reacting or devaluing themselves.
These are among the few important lessons, taught at the beginning of the mind development which will prove it's worth for lifetime.