Persistence means not giving up, even when things are challenging. It can be hard to do this without guidance and practice. Parents and carers play a key role in helping children develop this skill, over time.
We all want to keep our children safe. However, this can end up becoming a ‘bubble-wrap’ approach, where parents or carers try to protect children too much. In reality, you can’t shield children from every hurt and disappointment. Instead, you can support them and help them learn to cope.
Being upset and disappointed when something goes wrong is a very natural
reaction. However, as children get older, they can learn the value of learning
from failures and mistakes, and how to improve as a result. They can also
become more confident at handling difficult situations.
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