KUMON–According to University of Pennsylvania psychologist and MacArthur ‘genius’ Angela Duckworth, grit, defined as a child’s “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,” is a better indicator of future earnings and happiness than either IQ or talent.
How do we teach our kids to push themselves? What can we do to help our kids be receptive to these tough lessons? One of the best ideas, according to Duckworth, is to implement a “Hard Thing Rule,” which says that every member of the family has to be working on something difficult at any given time.
Each person can choose his or her “thing” but it should require “deliberate practice daily.” And everyone has to stick with that activity for a set period of time. No one is allowed to quit because things seem too hard.
The idea is to teach kids to commit to something and work hard. The learning process is not always fun, and improvement does not come without effort.
The Kumon Method is designed to improve confidence, study habits, discipline, and their problem solving and critical thinking skills which are so important in life. Consistently ranked as Kumon’s top instructor Nationally, Ms. Bhamini Makwana has been developing Grit and Confidence in students for last 17 years!
Come see how their dynamic team can help your child succeed at Kumon of Naperville South (95 & Rt. 59) and Kumon of Aurora S.E (Eola & Ogden) at (630)-926-8538 or visit www.grittychild.com.
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