Saturday, April 30, 2011

Problem Solving

Going through a dog door is no easy task, as I learned watching Jude deal with the problem.  His first decision was to assess the height and width of the opening from the outside.  Once he convinced himself that he could fit, he proceeded to push his way in, with no hands, of course.  Looking back at his accomplishment gave him great satisfaction, and that I believe is why he had to try it ten more times!  Poor dog, had to wait his turn!
"Nothing can take the place of persistence." (Calvin Coolidge)
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with my problems longer." (Albert Einstein)
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. How do your grandchildren deal with their problems?
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Problem Solving In Action 

1 comment:

  1. It is amazing what persistence young children bring to tasks. My older grandchildren sometimes give up too easily. I think it's the fear of failure that kicks in. They need lots of encouragement, and there's nothing like a grandparent to hand it out.