Do you feel that your kid is capable of achieving more but is giving-up too soon? Here are a few good tips to raise kids who never give-up.
Some kids give up very easily. Such kids need more of motivation and encouragement. While it is good to compliment a kid, it take a lot more to ensure that he or she always remains motivated.
Following are a few tips to ensure that kids do not give up easily:
Motivate Them to Do Their Best
Sometimes just telling a kid that he or she is good may not work. You have to motivate them to achieve more and more. Instead of just saying that âYou played a great game of basketballâ you can instead tell them how much they have improved after the regular practice sessions.
Try and Try Until You Succeed
Teach your kids that those who try and try till they succeed are the ones who are the best. The joy that comes after persevering is incomparable. Hence, teach your child that just the way an ocean is made by millions of drops of water, similarly, every effort he or she takes in the right direction will help.
Just how the beautiful city of Rome was not built in a day, the same way our dreams too do not come true in a single day. Whether it is a Math problem or game of basketball, teach your child that it takes a lot of hard-work to reach the top.
âThe optimist sees the glass half full and the pessimist sees it half emptyâ
Teach your child that every problem in life should be viewed positively instead of negatively. When you see a glass filled to the half with water, say that it is half full and not half empty. Focus on all that is positive and good.
âForget the past, focus on the present to improve your futureâ
Teach your child the importance of forgetting mistakes of the past. He or she has to learn from mistakes and move on. The more he or she achieves, the better it will be for him or her. Performances should be consistent. Some children pester their parents for joining a cricket coaching class or dance class, etc. However, within one or two days or weeks, they feel like leaving the class. Tell your child that results would not be seen in a single day. If he or she wants to become the next Sachin Tendulkar or Saina Nehwal, then constant practice is required. Practice makes perfect sportspersons and superstars are not born in a day.
âLet your child remain in good companyâ
Children are often influenced by those around them. Hence, right from a young age try to ensure that your son or daughter is having good friendships. It does not mean that he or she has to be friends with those on top only. Just ensure that your child is mentally strong and does not become a slave of others. Some children are bullies in school and beat up other kids. While it is impossible to control every movement and action of your child, do not expose him or her to violence or those who try to push him down.
True friendships are hard to find however ensure that your child remains in the company of those who want the best for him or her.
Thus, teach your child that regularly working towards a goal can help him or her achieve it. It does not matter how old they are. Teachers should also help students who are weak in studies by encouraging them instead of making them feel ashamed. Some kids are born bright while some others are born with learning disabilities, etc. Thus, tell your kids to do their best and work hard. At least they should learn to do something to whatever extent possible without leaving in between or giving up.
How to teach kids to never give-up? What are the ways to teach the importance of hard work to children? Why do some children give-up very easily? Discuss here.
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