GOAL SLOGAN: I HAVE A SPORTING ATTITUDE; I GET BACK UP AFTER SETBACKS
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- Do you value the positive aspects of life?
- Do I listen carefully and with an open mind to the comments and opinions of my partner and my children about my inadequate behaviour? Do I make amends after acknowledging my errors?
- Does the family/home environment help everyone (especially the children) to develop and retain a sporting attitude: one in which setbacks aren’t important, and getting back on track is?
- Are we easily affected and burdened by life issues or the mistakes that we make?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him work on developing this month’s skill.
- If something doesn’t work out first time, I keep on until it does.
- Appreciate effort; it is a value in itself.
- Taking responsibility for one’s own mistakes is essential when changing things that don’t work.
- We do not love people for what they have achieved, but for who they are. We are not what we have done or what we want to achieve.
- The goal is to promote an attitude that focuses on effort and drive. Things rarely work out on the first attempt. Mistakes are part of the learning process. This is why we need to acknowledge our own weaknesses and limitations.
- We have infinite possibilities to improve and we have all the potential we require to attempt anything we set our minds to.
- Accept life’s problems with the confidence that we can make things better if we work together. Avoid having a negative attitude that makes it difficult to put aside setbacks and carry on.