Start them young.
They say that if you want to curve the character of a person, you have to catch him young to mold him well. However, it does not mean that one cannot develop significant characteristics at an older age. The change then would be up to you.
According to scientific journalist and Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman, based on the article from Huffington Post and his interview with Oprah, if you develop a child’s grit, the chances of becoming successful is higher compared to others.
There is an activity that will help children become successful adults (at least there is a greater prospect of success, to my understanding), and it involves putting a stuffed animal in a child’s tummy and watching it goes up and down while breathing.
It is so simple, yet there is a profound effect in the long run, according to Goleman. It also effectively calms a child. It certainly does not hurt to give it a try!
If you want to learn more about this, read on below, and you may want to watch the video as well.
Would you be willing to give it a go?
A Simple Exercise That May Help Children Become More Successful Adults
It strengthens their pre-frontal cortex.
For as much as we tend to focus on children’s academic performance and expanding their intellect, there’s an important factor of success that isn’t measured by traditional test-taking. It’s called grit.
“Every day, each kid goes to their cubby, gets a little stuffed animal, finds a place to lie down on the rug, puts that animal on their tummy and watches it rise on the in-breath and fall on the out-breath,” Goleman says. “Count one-two-three on the in-breath, one-two-three on the out-breath.”
In other words, the exercise in part helps foster cognitive control, which Goleman says is a powerful indicator of a child’s future success.
–by Lisa Capretto (OWN)
To read the full article and watch the video, please go to Huffington Post.