With literally thousands of students seen in over 30 years of martial arts experience I have to say that this article is spot on. She puts quitting and achieving in an easy to understand language. We all want our kids to achieve and move forward in life but there are some kids who will have a harder time with it than others just based on their personality types. These kids’ issues are usually exaggerated and made worse by poor parenting from coddling to entitlement. Parents may be thinking there are doing a good thing but sometimes in fact often they need to back off and let the child work through the issue and give gentle and effective guidance on how to achieve and progress.
Martial arts is a perfect progression tool with built in success and small goals that lead to bigger successes. Mrs Orchard and I are continually improving the youth and adult programs at Total Ryu Martial Arts in order to help with these issues and also provide the best most effective martial arts training around.
Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up
By Tracy Cutchlow
Kids with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be cultivated: the more learning you do, the smarter you become. These kids understand that even geniuses must work hard. When they suffer a setback, they believe they can improve by putting in more time and effort. They value learning over looking smart. They persevere through difficult tasks.