Small wins count
Life moves pretty fast and we’ve become accustomed to, and often expect, a quick fix. While it’s reasonable to expect Amazon to deliver the next day, it’s not realistic to expect your child’s new habits to develop overnight. Building new habits and making changes to routines takes patience, persistence, practice and time. When building new habits, incremental progress is the goal. It’s the small wins along the way that lead to bigger successes. As a simple example: If your child is only handing in 50% of their homework on time today and in a month, with focused effort, improves that rate to 60% and then 70%, that’s a significant positive change. Acknowledge and celebrate that success with your child and watch their confidence and intrinsic motivation begin to bloom.