Students in all grades have been learning what grit is, and I would love to help parents understand the concept as well.
The short of it is that grit is all about not giving up on healthy goals even when things get hard, tricky, or frustrating. It's about going for the big goals even though less demanding goals may come easier or include less chance for failure.
Watch this video by psychologist Angela Duckworth to learn more!
GRIT - It's a good thing!