Perseverance can be learned!GestionOCCOQ2021-04-16T13:53:43-04:00
Helping your child stay the course
Showing determination, despite disappointments and obstacles, is a valuable skill. It can help your child thrive in many facets of their life, including school. Determination isn’t innate, but your child can develop it early on with your help.
As a parent, you can have a big impact on your child’s determination at school. Showing support and interest will help boost their motivation and their desire to succeed. Here are five ways to play a more active role in your child’s education:
Chaperone field trips
Attend parent-teacher meetings and parents committee meetings
Focusing on your child’s strengths and their ability to overcome hurdles can have tremendous benefits. Point out their successes without comparing them to others. Thanks to your positive feedback, they’ll feel more confident and determined.
To encourage your child to stay the course, show them that you believe in them and their abilities. For instance, you can give them certain responsibilities, or try the following:
Explain that everyone makes mistakes sometimes and that failure is an important part of learning
Enrol your child in an extracurricular activity so they learn to push their limits
Encourage your child to finish what they start
Lead by example and approach obstacles with motivation, determination, and positivity
Explain the importance of school
Divide a long or difficult assignment into smaller, easier steps
Let your child learn at their own pace
Did you know
Did you know? As a parent, you can have a big impact on your child’s determination at school. Showing support and interest will help boost their motivation and their desire to succeed. To learn more, check out our article on staying in school.