Grow or Slow
How do you create the appropriate balance of support and push so that your kids develop GRIT? That is precisely what Angela Duckworth [@angeladuckw], author of the book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, is here to discuss. People, including kids, only develop in ways that they HAVE to. This is an interesting pillar of her studies and it points to the difference between parenting styles. When you insulate your children, you do more than keep them "safe". Oftentimes, you end up stifling their ambitious behavior. As Angela states, children aren't equipped with the innate desire to challenge themselves or take risks. That's YOUR job.
Grit is not accidental, particularly in kids. It's the result of carefully dosed stimuli including risk, failure, hardship, and payoff. And it's exactly why gritty kids grow into even grittier adults. But the opportune word there, is "grow". Author Angela Duckworth is here to discuss her book GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and shed some light on the essential components to continue that growth. A combination of support and push drives a child, an adult, a Power Athlete, to achieve something that they could not have foreseen for themself. Whether you're a parent or a coach, you know that you must stress to progress. Learn the nuances of creating the resilient child army of the future...Listen NOW!