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Add YET to your vocabulary to promote persistence

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Here are two common things I hear kids say a lot: I can’t do that. I don’t know how to do it. The language kids use has a powerful effect on their thinking so these statements become self-fulfilling prophecies. There is a simple alternative you can introduce that alters this defeatist mindset. Add YET to these statements. I can’t do that YET. I don’t know how to do it YET. Kids can talk themselves into or out of anything depending on their language patterns. Modelling is a powerful teacher so help your kids learn the language patterns of persistence by using these in your own life. Your modelling will not only help them learn the patterns, it will give them permission to apply them. UNTIL NOW is another pattern that teaches persistence. UNTIL NOW I haven’t been able to…… UNTIL NOW I’ve found that difficult&h...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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