Teach your child to be persistent

How to teach your kid the number one skill for succeeding in life.
YouTube video

Learning how to stick to a task until it’s done is an important life lesson for kids. This video offers parents ways to encourage their child to keep trying by breaking goals down into steps and teaching that it’s ok to make mistakes. The video is most appropriate for parents of kids in first grade, second grade, and third grade.

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