Helping a Child Learn a New Skill

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My granddaughter, Rylee, is working on a program of personal progress. She is learning how to set goals and take steps to accomplish them. One of her goals is to learn how to sew. Today I taught her how to thread a needle and do some embroidery. She loved it, and so did I!!
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Such concentration! Good for her, it's never too early to learn a skill and the goals that accompany it.
I know I am prejudiced, but she is smart, too!! She caught on very quickly!! I called her a smarty pants, but I guess that isn't a complimentary term. So I edited my thread, because she is a sweetheart!!
 

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Kudos to you and to her! Learning to set goals, accept setbacks, and continue is a life-lesson I fear too many kids are never taught! Gimme, gimme is reinforced too much!
 
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Kudos to you and to her! Learning to set goals, accept setbacks, and continue is a life-lesson I fear too many kids are never taught! Gimme, gimme is reinforced too much!
I agree. We do live in a materialistic society. Raising kids is hard because so many have so much. There is such a balance between giving them enough but not too much.
 
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I agree. We do live in a materialistic society. Raising kids is hard because so many have so much. There is such a balance between giving them enough but not too much.
We were recently having a discussion with our kids and a good friend about parenting. I said the hardest part was knowing when to say no. The more I thought about it, the less tongue-in-cheek it sounded.
 

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Terri, this is absolutely wonderful to see. Also a very sweet photo. Glad to know there are plenty of people willing to teach such fundamental life skills/characteristics, etc. Goal setting needs to be taught.
 
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Terri, this is absolutely wonderful to see. Also a very sweet photo. Glad to know there are plenty of people willing to teach such fundamental life skills/characteristics, etc. Goal setting needs to be taught.
Thank you, Glenn!! I need some personal motivation to improve on my own goal setting!!
 
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Wonderful photo which shows great concentration expressions.

Having a daughter 12 years of age, being at a same position helping my daughter achieving her goals showing the way what is important
 

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First, I cannot believe that is Rylee - I remember when she was born!! :eek:

Second, it does my heart good to see this skillset being taught. Even in my own family, I cannot believe the number of younger relatives who have never seen a needle, much less threaded one.

What a wonderful goal; tell her I said "Congratulations!" :)
 
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First, I cannot believe that is Rylee - I remember when she was born!! :eek:

Second, it does my heart good to see this skillset being taught. Even in my own family, I cannot believe the number of younger relatives who have never seen a needle, much less threaded one.

What a wonderful goal; tell her I said "Congratulations!" :)
Thanks, Lyndee!! It's hard to believe she is so grown up now!!
 
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