Increasing Hope

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Increasing Hope
Some students lack hope. And though there may be many reasons for a lack of hope, one reason is that many students seriously underestimate the amount of time it takes to be really good at something, especially when it comes to school. 

Increasing your child's hope sometimes means making sure they are doing the work necessary to become good at something they thought they couldn't master--one small bit at a time. As hope increases, it becomes something different. It starts to change into certainty. An elite club soccer player can be pretty confident they will make the high school team. A straight-A student with high test scores and a national science award can be pretty confident that they will get into one of the colleges of their choice.

Increasing hope may not be easy--at least initially--but it is possibl

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