Parents work hard to raise children who are responsible and conscientious students, but what other qualities are important? Co-Founder and CEO, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says that perseverance is one of the most essential traits of high-achieving students. “All parents want their children to put sincere effort into school and other endeavors, but what they sometimes forget to keep in mind is that there is so much to be learned from encountering difficult times and working through them,” she says. “The strongest students out there have this in common: they know that success takes hard work.”
How can you teach your child to persevere, even when things are challenging? Huntington offers five tips:
Last and certainly not least, Huntington reminds parents that their attitude about school perseverance has a tremendous influence on their children. “Share stories of times that you tried, faced rejection or failure, and learned in the process,” she says. “Parents should let their children know that their success in life will be directly tied to their belief that good things come to those who apply themselves and fight through adversity.”
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