Patience is something that doesn’t come easy for everyone, especially a growing child. When children are very young, like the 2- to 6-year-olds we engage each week with the blog and newsletter, parents and teachers must teach them about patience. I’ve always found it easy for me to be a patient listener. In a conversation, I have no problem allowing the other person to speak without interrupting them. This character trait is natural for me. But not everyone is patient in this way. There is much to learn from practicing patience. There will also be times in your child’s life when you will need them to show patience — even if it’s something as simple as being patient when taking turns sharing a toy with a friend.
There is value in being patient. Even parents can’t let their patience wear thin with their children.