The Truth About Grit
New research is showing that it is not your child's IQ that will indicate his/her level of success in later years... But instead, it is his/her ability to handle adversity, and go back at it again and again.
My baby is now crawling everywhere, pulling up to standing, and even experimenting with steps. He falls over and over again (Maddening!) but he keeps getting back up again. What happens to our children as they get older? Many of them seem to lose this inner drive and motivation. I know with my daughter, I was quick to intervene and rescue... with my son, I am much slower to swoop in. How much are we able to influence this development of grit? Or is it all just luck of the draw? Or perhaps both?
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