"How can I get my child to be motivated?" "Why won't my child follow through on anything?" If you have asked these types of questions in frustration, you are probably wondering if your child will ever be successful.
Research has shown that the key ingredient to success is not IQ, talent, testing scores, or family income, contrary to what most might think. It is perseverance, grit, and fortitude.
Kids who have passion for long-term goals, stamina for the marathon of growing and learning, and those with a steady and solid work ethic are the kids that will see their dreams become a reality.
So, how do we build this tenacity in our kids? When kids learn how the brain changes and grows with faced challenges, and when they truly see that failure is not a permanent condition, kids release the fear of failure, become willing to fail, and see the fruits that determination and ambition offer.
When we are okay with being wrong and messing up, and when we use the lessons we've learned from our challenges, we can exceed any idea of success we ever had for ourselves.
Remind your kids that failure is always an option, but giving up is not. :)