How many times have you wanted to learn something new, but it didn’t go well on the first try?
I’ve “been there, done that” more times than I care to admit. In fact, one time has been enough more than once!
I vividly remember trying out for the cheerleading team. I practiced the dance moves, I exercised regularly, and I even memorized all the cheers. The day of tryouts, I did my best, however, it wasn't good enough. Every single one of my friends that tried out made the team, except for me.
The coach encouraged me to keep practicing with the team and to try again. However, embarrassment, frustration and feelings of not being good enough settled in my mind and I never did. My emotions took over and didn't let me move forward.
I can guarantee your teen knows what that's like.
Embarrassment when he gets a problem wrong. Frustration when she can't do her homework. Even feeling he's just not smart enough to understand.
As a parent, I see that those thoughts and feelings can lead to your teen NOT loving to learn, and not wanting to try again. Both are something we want to avoid.
To help you and your teen, I’ve joined my friend and study tutor Jessyka Coulter at her Love to Learn 2023 event. Join us and 20+ experts who have the answers and encouragement you need! We start on February 27, so be sure to sign up now.