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PERSONAL: Grit. Do Our Children Have It?

26 May

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Failure. It’s an ugly word. No-one wants to fail and no-one enjoys failure. As parents we do not want to see our children fail either. It is not something you would wish on your worst enemy and so parents are tempted to bail their children out before failure occurs or to cushion their landings so that the pain associated with failure is not as excruciating as it could be, or to remove them from situations so that repeat occurrences cannot take place. It is in our nature as parents to want to defend and protect our children – it’s our duty to do so. At what cost though? Are there lessons in failure that we rob our children of when we don’t allow them to experience it and when we don’t teach them to get back up and face their challenges head on so that they develop perseverance skills and…

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Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “PERSONAL: Grit. Do Our Children Have It?

  1. Jacqui Murray

    May 30, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Judging by the news stories about the chaos on college campuses, I think something was lacking in their ‘grit’ lessons. It makes me glad my son lived at home and my daughter went to USNA (where rules rule).

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