March 26, 2014:
DECIDE: “Grit” is a good thing.
PRACTICE: Grit is something that helps a person keep trying to reach his goals – even when big things get in the way or loss and disappointment are involved.
Spend some time today thinking about how much grit you have.
Make a list of all the times you kept trying to accomplish something even though you had a lot of difficult things to deal with.
Put a star next to any of those times that were so difficult that you think most people would have given up.
Review the list when you are done and give yourself a 1-10 “grit level” rating.
Here is the rating system:
1 = “Not much grit; need to work on not giving up and believing I can cope.”
5 = “Have quite a bit of grit; can overcome a lot of things and am ready to learn even more ways to cope.”
10 = “Excellent amount of grit; can overcome most things and believe strongly in my own abilities.
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MORRIS THE ARTIST. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)
Read the whole story at The Benefits of Art, Choices, and Discipline: Part II.