How to take advantage of summer to develop the sense of effort

The summer arrived and with it the holidays. After a lot of time invested in school and work, rest before returning to the classroom or to the job becomes the mission of many. But should it be total disconnection or should we dedicate part of these days to other activities so as not to lose the rhythm? From the World Association of Early Childhood Educators, AMEI-WAECE, it is indicated that yes.

From this organism it is affirmed that in the new generations there is a lack of effort and enthusiasm for achieving the goals. For this reason, summer is designated as a perfect opportunity to work on the development of these concepts in the youngest ones and to get a good starting point at the beginning of the school year.


Do not solve the problems

Many parents try to avoid their children the difficulties that they had to overcome in their childhood which leads to overprotection and the offer of a comfortable life where they should not perform effort some to get the goals. To develop without having fought for these small daily battles means that the little ones do not know how to face the difficulties of the future.

Something similar happens in summer, a time when after a whole course of effort and dedication to school work, parents allow a total rest and even assume activities that correspond to the little ones. AMEI-WAECE points out that the strength of Will and dedication should be trained on a day-to-day basis, converting behaviors into habits.


The mission of the parents in these months should be that the child is able to understand why he should do something and feel the motivation to do so and achieve their goals. For this purpose, the best thing is to create a habit of work, making effort become a value that directs your behavior and your decisions in life.

Develop the sense of effort

Summer can be the perfect time for the development of the sense of effort. Here are some tips offered by AMEI-WAECE for this purpose:

- Offer an appropriate model for the child to imitate. Be patient and constant.

- Never assume the obligations of children or give in to their whims.

- Find out the reasons that motivate the child to make an effort.

- Be firm and demand the effort of the child. Propose tasks adapted to their possibilities, trying to obtain success in the results.


- Never allow unfinished tasks.

- Allow the child to participate in the goal setting. These should always be short-term, very concrete and easy to control by the adult.

- Ensure that the jobs assigned to you have a progressive difficulty. Lend them help whenever necessary, but without doing for him what he is capable of doing alone, even if it requires effort.

- Stimulate your self-control. Try to dominate their impulses, increase their ability to wait for certain events, tolerate small frustrations and be able to delay the rewards.

Damián Montero

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