Pause & Persist

When children are learning new skills, grown-ups can help them persist!

We need to practice persistence each and every day. And more likely than not, there will also be moments when we need to pause and ‘reset’ before moving on. In this picture, we see that Grover and his mom both benefit from taking a deep breath and a quick stretch break. Talk together with your child. Ask, “Can you think of a time when you needed to take a break?” Remind your child (and yourself) that it’s absolutely okay to do this—even several times a day. Taking time to pause can help you approach a challenge with more energy and confidence.