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There are only a few weeks left of this school year. Students everywhere are looking forward to summer, and it’s hard to stay focused on school. It is important, however, to finish strong for more than just making this year a success. Success in school and life is linked to the ability to persevere even when things get tough. Educators refer to this characteristic as “grit”—and you can even take this “12-item Grit Scale” quiz to find out how much of it you have!
Parents can encourage their children to do their best as they finish this school year. Here are some strategies you might try.
Parents, stay strong and encourage your children to finish this school year attending regularly, completing all work the best they can, and studying for tests and exams. Then celebrate their hard work early in the summer. Remember that grit and determination are the keys to success in school and life.