Last week I went to a “Capturing Kid’s Heart” training and our instructor was Brad McCoy. He did a lesson on how a teacher or a parent can motivate students better when they empower them to learn from and confront life’s struggles, versus trying to make everything easy and accommodating to their needs.
Persevering through life’s struggles is what builds character and grit. As parents, it is natural to want to make your child’s life easier; but in the long run, you may be robbing them of an opportunity to build necessary skills needed to be a successful adult.
Are you building the child for the path, or the path for the child?
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director