Story of A Boy

13 Mar

I read this article about praising kids–for being smart or working hard.  I think about this a lot because…because I do.  I have a risk averse child at times.

Interestingly, the thing that has worked best for Cole to be willing to try hard stuff, has been piano.  First day of new songs?  Frustration, sometimes tears.  Next day, we keep working and by day three he’s got them down.  I’m hoping that he can see this pattern.  In case he doesn’t, I point it out frequently.

This raising kids business…there’s so much to think about.  Sheesh.

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