From CSMonitor.com — Estey Silva writes “The TED talk and NPR story got me thinking, how can I cultivate grit in my 1-year-old daughter? Though she’s years away from school, I often think about how to help her become a strong, happy, and confident woman. Grit definitely enters into the equation….
I deeply want to cultivate grittiness in my daughter. But how?
One way, I think, is by ignoring her. When she’s having trouble playing with a new toy, for instance, I’m so tempted to swoop in and show her how to do it, but teaching her grit involves her having to figure out things on her own. After a while trying on her own, of course I’ll help her, but it’s important that she tries by herself first…”
Read the full story at Does your kid have grit? Does mine? (+video)
- Does Teaching Kids To Get ‘Gritty’ Help Them Get Ahead? (wnyc.org)
- Grit and the Secret of Success (brainpickings.org)
- Grit: The Secret Ingredient to Success (psychologytoday.com)