Why wait to be great!?! One hundred BILLION (100,000,000,000) neurons are just waiting to be wired. Can you imagine the thinks they could think?
Our children are capable of being accurate. The question is Will we encourage and hold them accountable to do so? Like most things, it takes practice–and practice makes accurate. Allowing and encouraging our children to seek accuracy is how we can provide the practice. Being patient, persistent, and positive creates intellectual and emotional thinking space. The sooner, the better. Trust your child to perform, and your child will trust that he can. Here are a few ways to nurture accuracy:
- Ask a child if a task is complete and accurate before moving on.
- Set limits.
- Give time to find inaccuracies.
- Patiently repeat what you said. Remember that it takes 3-20 times to learn something.
- Provide order and consistency.
- Be firm, fair, & friendly.
Signs of Success
- Double checks work to make sure that it is the best he/she can do.
- Looks for mistakes and reviews work.
- Helps others with their work.
- Doesn’t rush through work just to get it over with.
- Makes sure all work is accurate and correct.
“It is better to aim at perfection and miss it than to aim at imperfection and hit it.”- Thomas Watson, Sr., IBM.
“Every day you miss playing or practicing is one day longer it takes to be good.”- Ben Hogan, Golfer
“We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” -Albert Einstein