Devishobha Ramanan is a Bengaluru-based Corporate denizen, engineer cum social activist, writer, prolific blogger and a very proud mom of two amazing girls.
She blogs on www.kidskintha.com where she has built a platform for parents to share their kid's quips while growing up. She believes that kids help adults look at the world with fresh new eyes everyday
My thoughts wandered back to what I believed about sex, babies, marriage and men as I was growing up in the days when Doordarshan was the only TV channel and when Saturday and Sunday evenings were the only time we got to watch movies. Turns out, some of my notions were downright ridiculous. And all of them were fed by Indian cinema (Bollywood as well as regional films).
The most successful predictor of success in kids is not talent or IQ, but a psychological trait called grit. Many not-so-naturals have ultimately become brilliance personified in their fields, often surpassing the naturals. So, how do we build this trait called grit in kids? Can it even be developed? Or are some people simply born with it?