Hero’s Journey

GRITTY PARENTS

One path to grit is through “deliberate practice” as described by Angela Duckworth in her bestseller, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” It includes:
1. A clearly defined stretch goal
2. Full concentration and effort

ANTICIPATION

On our journey of learning, looking back is important but so is the looking forward. Anticipation opens the door for extending joy and curiosity.
As a parent, I can either spark excitement or dread with my own mood and questions today.

ON DENYING THE TREASURE

In our gut, we know that denying our children the experience of facing their own ordeals is like robbery. When we intervene, take away responsibility or become the voice for our children rather than letting them speak, we steal their opportunity to discover their own personal treasures.