Want To Make Kids ‘Gritty’? Teach Them Stuff: [Forbes] Educators and reformers are mounting an effort to build students’ “grit” and teach them they can boost their intelligence through hard work.
10 ways to Develop Perseverance in Children: [Coloradocac.com] One of the biggest day-to-day issues children face is persevering through hard work. When they find themselves frustrated, challenged, and overwhelmed, kids tend to either shut down or experience high levels of anxiety. To help curb these feelings and behaviors, it can be beneficial to help your child develop skills in perseverance.
The Power of Passion and Perseverance: [Ted.com] Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
7 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Set Goals: [Parents.com] All parents share that sense of frustration when their child doesn’t try hard enough to accomplish something they know he’s perfectly capable of. What can you do? One way to foster a can-do attitude is to help your child learn to set goals and meet them, one small step at a time.
Supporting perseverance in early childhood: Here’s what to know: [Today.com] Perseverance, sometimes referred to as grit, is the ability to overcome obstacles and failures in pursuit of a long-term goal. The building of perseverance comes every day when your child learns how to deal with minor setbacks. Recent research shows that grit may be more important to success than IQ and talent.