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Some of us maintain our persistence with Stinky Thinking, “I’ll keep doing this until I am the best in the class and then I’ll be able to make fun of them.”
If you are in a classroom setting, ask for a volunteer to tell about any opportunity that they had to deal with their desire to Want it now. Ask them, “What were the coping self-messages they used to be more patient or persistent? Has anyone noticed another child acting more patient or persistent?”
Because this a difficult issue to quantify, you will be limited in your ability to recognize and reinforce the incremental progress that some children may make in their efforts to be more patient and persistent. This can be a slow process with frequent relapses so be prepared and understand that to help them become patient and persistent you also will have to be both patient and persistent.

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