My daughter, Kaylee, is incredibly driven. She wants to excel at everything she does. For a while that manifested itself into her not trying anything because if she couldn’t perfectly succeed, she absolutely refused to try. As she’s matured, it has become a driving force – she must try and she must succeed.Pin It
Tag: Middle School
According to experts, prior to adolescence, a child’s primary influencer is his or her’s parents (or guardians.) There is no cognitive thinking of consequences. That part of the brain isn’t developed yet. There is simply, “Mommy said no,” or, “Daddy said stop,” or, “I touched the stove once and it was hot, so I better not touch it again.” Children are influenced by what we as parents require, demand, control, encourage, motivate, discipline, etc.