It is definitely something worth thinking about after reading the article.
It is a tricky matter to tackle. We have always been talking about "never be afraid of failures in life" and to"get back up when met with one." It is definitely much easier to say than to do it.
If a child is afraid to fail since young, this child might not be able to handle 1 failure in life in future, which might lead to suicide for the worst case scenario.
If a child is not afraid to fail since young, chances of this child leading an optimistic life is very high. However, if the idea of perpetual failures and the consequences of failures are not made clear to them, they may end up failing most of the time and still treat as though nothing has happened.
That is where the tricky part lies..
I think first of all before blaming the child for the failure, we should analyse the whole situation before a conclusion. Usually successes or failures are the results of what a child has done, be it tests or moral values.
For test, identify if the child is really weak. What can be done to save the child from failing? If Test after test, the child still fails, is there anything that he has done well that deserves some credits? Maximise on the positive aspect and the child will strive to do better. If it is a case of plain laziness that is causing the failure, consequences will have to be in place so that the child's potential will be stretched.
Ultimately, what we hope to achieve is that children learn to always persevere and understand that as long as they try their best, it is ok to fail and must get back up to strive for the better the next time round.