Developing perseverance

Activity Type Setting Cost Time
Expensive (over $20)
More than an hour


If there is an activity (sports, camp, other structured program) your child is keen on doing, come up with a written agreement: you, as parent will pay for it. In return, the child must commit to seeing it through to the end. This should only be done with one activity at a time. This helps build what researcher Angela Duckworth calls “grit.”

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