What can you do to teach your child perseverance?

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Problems are a fact of life but it is our attitude towards them that determine if we will fail or succeed. How can you nurture in your children the attitudes that will help them succeed in life?

One thing you can do as a family is to create a family perseverance book. Each person draws or writes down a problem they are facing. Parent can do this as well because we are always facing some sort of problem. Then everyone discusses how that person might be able to overcome those problems. If you get out the book once a week then you can write down each person’s successes, setbacks or any new problems and how to overcome them. After your child has a couple of successes their attitudes will change from I am a failure to I can overcome this. If you aren’t careful your attitudes might change as well, if it needs changing.