Spotlight on Development
By Kathleen Kelley, MA
Persistence, determination, doggedness, strength of purpose, and resoluteness: what a great list of character traits. In order to succeed in school, sport, or any endeavor, you need to stick with it. If we could bottle the determination of a two year old and dole it out throughout our lives, we could accomplish anything. They are adventurous and dogged as they move through their worlds, which is where the problems arise with their families and caregivers.
The redirection techniques that worked so well when they were toddlers are still effective at times, but you need to up […]