How does it happen, that when comparing two children of the same potential ability that one child will persist and conquer a task while the other will not?
We constantly encourage our children….. take that next step into the water, try the next maths task or have a go at writing a little story, but sometimes with little success.
Often it comes down to what social scientists call a child’s self-efficacy or belief in themselves to complete the task or succeed in specific situations.
One’s self-efficacy can play a major role in how a child approaches challenges.
What is self-efficacy? How can parents foster this?