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12 Tips to Teach Your Child Perseverance

One of the best gifts we can give our kids when it comes to learning is the life skill to persevere. An important ingredient of being resilient is being able to persevere. As with most things, it’s not over night. Teaching your child perseverance is an on-going process, but it will aid them in school and throughout their life.

Here are 12 tips that can help your child learn how to be resilient and persevere.

  1. Encourage goal setting. Make them achievable and short-term
  2. Allow your child to see the benefits of persevering
  3. Talk about people who they admire or have been inspired by and how these people achieved great things by persevering
  4. Focus on their effort rather than the outcome
  5. Remind them what they achieved by persevering. Keep a progress chart to show and remind them of their growth
  6. Celebrate their wins, both big and small
  7. Focus on one thing at a time
  8. Continue to build their self-confidence
  9. Embrace failure
  10. Model perseverance. Show them how you persevere even when things get difficult
  11. Don’t be too quick to help
  12. Allow them to give up when necessary. If something doesn’t have any benefit, don’t force them to persevere for the sake of it. Keep the skill of persevering as a positive endeavor.
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