How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence

Raising children with persistence. This is a topic that has been very close to my heart since G1 was little. Whether you want to refer to it as persistence, mental toughness, grit, or a growth mindset, I think it all sort of boils down to the same thing. Grit is a “firmness of mind orContinue reading “How Adults Affects Young Children’s Persistence”

How Do We Raise Resilient, Persistent Kids?

Probably the most fundamental qualities a child can have in order to have the requisite “survival skills” to make it in the world no matter what the odds, obstacles or set-backs is resilience and persistence – resilience to withstand whatever life throws at your child and persistence to keep on going in the face ofContinue reading “How Do We Raise Resilient, Persistent Kids?”

Character Building: The Value of Persistence – Part 2

How apt that I should watch Soul Surfer right after writing about the value of persistence… If you haven’t seen the movie and you don’t know what it is about, here’s the preview: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWeOjBCi3c4 It’s based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton who dreamed of becoming a professional surfer when her arm is takenContinue reading “Character Building: The Value of Persistence – Part 2”

Character Building: The Value of Persistence

CoachMi wrote a blog post some time back about a topic that has been at the top of my mind for some time now: Tipping Points and Dips – the Value of Persistence. The point she raised, which I felt was an important one, was about teaching children the value of persistence. She talked aboutContinue reading “Character Building: The Value of Persistence”