Welcome to the podcast! We’re discussing something today that is crucially important to raising healthy, well-adjusted kids.
We want to teach them to NOT be quitters, to follow through, and to have grit and perseverance.
But in this episode, we lay out some arguments which show that the way many parents are trying to accomplish this is actually having the opposite effect.
When we make a six-year-old take dance class even though she hates it but we don’t want her to be a ‘quitter’, what we’re actually doing is engendering resentment — and she’s not actually learning the lesson we’re trying to teach.
Don’t worry! We’ve got some specific strategies for getting those outcomes you want. But you might be surprised that they’re not what you expected. Listen now to learn what they are.
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