Wednesday, June 23, 2010
In the world of education, a crisis most often refers to failing a class, failing a test, or receiving less than satisfactory marks on the final report card.
As a school counselor, I explained how failing could actually provide an opportunity for growth. Most parents looked at me like I was a ninny because they saw the danger in this type of crisis, but didn't see the opportunity for their child to learn an important lesson.
Too bad I didn’t have the wisdom of the Chinese language to back me up. The Chinese symbol for “crisis” is a combination of symbols for “danger” and “opportunity”.
If your child failed or struggled with a subject, this summer brings an “opportunity” to tackle the “danger”. Examine the roots of the problem with your child and together, create a plan of attack.