OLD TIME STORIES
What about getting stuck with the older family member at a party, or funeral, or family gathering of some sort and they start in with their stories. You know what’s coming and you know you have to just sit there and listen even though you have heard them many times before. My eldest brother has been visiting us recently and we have had that experience with him, except, it has been very interesting and welcomed. He has told us stories of family matters that were funny, sad and downright unbelievable. It’s been interesting because it coincides with Carol’s (my wife) study into our family tree. I underestimated what sort of positive impact the information she uncovered would have on me. It gave me a much stronger sense of who I am and how I ‘fit in’ to this life.. I approach each day with confidence that I am carrying on a tradition of the Presbyterian work ethic, perpetrating my forebears’ strong character traits and sharing these important values with my own children. In my vocation I create and share confidence with children when they come for tuition. Most children love learning when they are successful because it validates their experience and makes them feel good. From that, their learning confidence grows and they feel like they can try more difficult things. When a child gets on a learning groove, they can take knock backs much more sustainably and bounce back. Instead of curing their lip and backing off, they try to figure out what went wrong then get back into it. Learning resilience comes from learning confidence and that is the currency I trade in. I love it. If you would like to help your child’s learning confidence grow,
call me on 354 3211.