Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
We are all patient to a degree, but then we all have our limits.
Patience is a great virtue to teach your grandchildren because it not only helps them be less stressed, but it will help them be accepted by others.
Patience is the key to being less stressed.
If we can teach our grandchildren to be more patient, they will gain more control over their lives and be more confident.
This will help them deal with negative events, and also teach them the value of trust in others.
A patience game
Reward patient behavior by commenting on it when you see your grandchild practicing it.
Like many values, it can be difficult to teach, but here are a few suggestions.
Create a game where children are rewarded the longer they wait for something.
Offer your grandchild one sweet and say they can have it now or they can have two if they come back in 10 minutes.
Make sure they understand how to calculate how long 10 minutes is by showing them where the big hand on the clock will be.
Some children won’t understand the concept behind this game at first. Their instinct will tell them to take the one sweet and be happy with it.
You can change the sweet for time on the computer or something just as rewarding, it’s up to you.
With patience from you this can become a fun game.