This month Lincoln School is focusing on the hard character trait- Zest. Zest is not just a brand of soap! It is an enthusiasm and excitement for all that you do; a desire to be active and feel alive! Children learn to be passionate about things by watching their parents get excited and from receiving encouragement for things at which they are good. We want the children to approach life as an adventure; so that one has motivation in challenging situations or tasks. Zest is essentially a concept of courage, and involves acquiring the motivation to complete challenging situations and tasks. Children don’t get excited about everything, but when they do, we ask parents and adults in the child’s life to encourage them and look for opportunities to help them stay excited. Encourage children to participate fully in whatever they are excited about!
“In bad times and in good times, I’ve never lost my zest for life.” —Walt Disney