Learning The Value Of Hard Work
It’s really important to Daddy R and I that the children understand the value of hard work. We both work hard, Daddy R especially, and we’ve always told the children about the importance of working your hardest to achieve things but I think it’s something that you learn more then older you get.
This week C has truly been learning the value of hard work. At his school they have what it called the “Always” award. It’s an award for always being well behaved and always working hard. C was really disappointed when they introduced this reward because he didn’t get one. But he also knew that he wasn’t an “always child”, he wasn’t always well behaved and he didn’t always do his best. In his own words “when I started in Year 1, I didn’t fit in and I didn’t do my best.”
Imagine my surprise and joy when C came bounding out of school yesterday brandishing an “always” badge. He was positively bursting with pride. His teacher was bursting with pride, giving him thumbs up and smiling. It was lovely to see that she was so proud of him too.
As we walked home I asked him to tell me about the award, “Mummy, it’s really special because I earned it. I worked really hard and I earned it”. He’s right, when you have worked really hard the reward is even sweeter isn’t it? I’m so glad that C can now see the true value of hard work and he is enjoying being an ‘always’ child!