For your child to learn persistence and to be positive in the
face of adversity, he must be shown that we can all, at times,
fail and that failure is merely a learning point on the road to
When we do not succeed we must pick ourselves up and carry on.
You are the role model for him. If you dont succeed in
a task, then tell him why and then explain that you will continue
until you have succeeded. Show him your old school books and essays
explaining how you progressed until you achieved the things you