Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
Business professors Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad wrote about an experiment conducted with a group of monkeys. Four monkeys were placed in a room that had a tall pole in the center. Suspended from the top of that pole was a bunch of bananas.
Do: Always compliment your child after each class (find something they did well). This is also a great time to give a hug or a kiss (these are free and generous). High fives work great too! Kids should immediately associate martial arts with a feeling of success and pride. Don’t: Criticize your child during or immediately … Continued
This story illustrates that the grass only looks greener on the other side of the fence when it rarely is greener and it’s one of my favorites. We become so accustomed to our side of the fence or our station in life that we succumb to unfair or inaccurate comparisons.