So I held a little counting competition this morning between my nine year old son and four year old daughter. Now she's cute as a button but she has a streak of stubborn in her as wide as Texas. She loves her brother but also loves to win.
So today for the first time I got her to count to ten willingly. How was this miracle performed? By challenging her to count more correctly and quickly than her brother. Naturally whis was an impossible task but she sure put her little heart into it. In the end we all had a laugh but I'm thinking if we can harness that stubborness in a good way then just maybe my little girl might go far.