Being diligent requires a bit of practice, but there is no reason why you can’t help your grandchild develop this important value.
Being diligent means your grandchild can focus and concentrate on a task and see it through to the end. You know your grandchild might need to become more diligent if they give up too easy and don’t seem to care.
What does diligence look like?
Being diligent means that your grandchild is well-prepared for school. He or she remembers to take their lunch and their sports shoes when needed.
A diligent child is one who makes sure they have done their chores and completed their homework.
What benefits are there for being diligent?
Children who are diligent won’t be stressed from having ignored the smaller details in their day. Their lives will be much easier, and they will succeed because they are not having to go back and fix mistakes.
A diligent child is well-organized and purposeful.
How can you teach your grandchild to be diligent?
You can show your grandchildren how to be more diligent by reminding them what things need to be done.
You could also create checklists for them so they have a visual reminder of what they have to do at each time of the day. So, before school they might have to: get dressed, feed the dog, pack their lunch and brush their teeth.
Reducing time spent in front of the television and computers helps children to increase their focus and attention.
If you find your grandchild becomes distracted and won’t complete a project sit down with them and patiently show them how to keep focused and complete it.