As a nanny for over 16 years, I have ran into my fair share of kids that have quit things. Whether it be when they are losing at a game, just don’t feel like going to baseball practice, not liking the piano teacher or practicing to not wanting to work out with the swim team at 9am during the summer, quitting is something that should be dealt with in a productive way. There are many reasons why kids and adults “quit” things. I found a post on helping kids who are quitters by Babysittingjobs.com and thought I would share it with you all since this is the time of year again that spring sports and activities are going to start back up.
It’s a great parent that will allow their child to try many different sports and activities, but what if your kid quits everything that they try. Check out 10 ways to help kids that are quitters.
- Set a good example: The key to most parenting I find is to set a good example. Kids learn by watching what their parents do. Take a good look at yourself. Do you try a lot of things only to quit them after they weren’t what you thought they would be? If that’s the case you need to make sure that you are sticking to something until the end. Not the end of time, but until the end of the season or class. Don’t let your child see you quit, but let them help you celebrate when you finish what you’ve started.
2. Set a new rule: Surely you have other rules in your home so it’s time you added a new one. You have to be sure that you want to do something before you start and you have to stick with it until the end no matter what. If you sign up for soccer, but find that running is not for you, you still have to stick with it until the end of the season.
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10 Ways to Help Kids that are Quitters
introduction by Alice Shaffer
Regarding Nannies Development Team member