Teach "Don’t Give Up" Words
Help your child tune in to the language of persevering individuals so that he can learn to use the terms in his own life. Ask, "What are the kinds of things you heard people who ‘don’t give up’ say?" Write a list of phrases, such as "I can do it!" "I’ll try again," "Don’t give up!" "I don’t quit!" and "I’ll give it the best I have." Add the heading "Don’t Give Up Words" and hang up the poster; encourage everyone to say at least one phrase a day.