Teach Perseverance to your child
Perseverance is not giving up even if you fail repeatedly. Perseverance is very important and you need it to do everything. Children may face a difficult time in school and beyond without it. As life is full of challenges and struggles, perseverance is what drives your child to overcome every difficulty and get what they want. Without perseverance, they won’t get their dues in life. Perseverance will help your child enjoy the journey and do not get discouraged if it is not going the way they expect.
Sports and active outdoor games play an important role in helping children learn how to push themselves physically. The first lesson they learn is value of participation regardless of winning or losing. It is an amazing way to help strengthen your child’s ability to persevere. Be there when your children are playing and teach them the word “perseverance” and talk about how this quality can help them in life. Start in an easy way and help the child persevere as they learn new things like learning to write alphabets for the first time.
Parents should introduce the children to the life of the noble and successful people in the world and how they persevered to get there. Give them examples of the things they see everyday like your relationship with your spouse. Children love to hear stories about their parents, as they are their role model. Show them the movies, which have perseverance playing an important role, and point it out to your children. And when you feel that they have an exact idea about what perseverance is, ask them about the people they know who demonstrated perseverance. In addition, after they say a few names, ask them “how did they show perseverance?” to know that they have understood the meaning of perseverance or not.
Create a below flow chart for your child and hang it in their room. Ask them to see and remember it before any task.
- You can do it
- Set your goal
- Ignore everything else
- Face the hurdles
- Don’t give up
Help your kids learn it and memorize it. Ask them repeat the same in their heart when they are losing hope.
Teach your children to make a solid plan on achieving the goal. A goal without a plan is likely to fail. Whenever your child has put up a goal, help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach the goal. Tell them that failure is likely to happen and it is okay to fail. If they are aware of all possibilities, it is easier to deal with. Don’t raise their expectations in an unrealistic way that they can never fail. It will break their heart when they do. Parents should reward their children when they succeed and give them your support when they fail and encourage them to try again.
Perseverance helps your child to be prepared to face the challenges, which come across their ways and have the insight necessary to succeed.
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”