Bring it on! My child loves the excitement and discovery in any new situation. She sees it as an adventure.
Sure. But best if he's entering the new situation with his friends and support structure.
"Comfort and ease" would be really stretching it. She might enter a new situation, but with lots of trepidation and not without several hours of encouragement.
What? No way. My child breaks out in a cold sweat at the slightest suggestion of a new, unknown situation.
...approaches it carefully, sizing up whether it's worth the effort
...takes a stab at it. Why not?
...leaps in with great enthusiasm! She's never met a challenge she didn't want to tackle!
...drops it like a lead balloon. Why do something hard when there are easier, safer things to do?
Not at all true
True - her group of friends are about all on paar with one another and are mostly successful at what they do
Somewhat true - he has a few friends like that
Very true - my child is surrounded by friends and relatives who are similar in ability and very successful in their pursuits.
Absolutely! My child will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and will overcome significant obstacles to achieve it.
No, not his style. If it takes effort, he decides he doesn't really want it after all.
Sometimes. It depends on what it is.
Yes, most of the time.
Absolutely! Everyone should get rewarded equally for participating.
Yes, any positive reinforcement is a good thing.
Yes, but most of the recognition really is deserved.
Yes and No. She frequently gets recognized for her effort and success, but she never get praised when it's not earned.
No. Actually, I can't think of a time that he received recognition for anything.
Somewhat accurate - my child's outlook seems balanced, not overly optimistic or pessimistic, and his energy level is steady, and up.
Absolutely! My child sees nothing but opportunity and goodness in the world and greets each day with new excitement.
Not very accurate - my child's emotions seem flat, she tends to notice what's wrong more than what's right, and doesn't try to engage in many activities.
Are you kidding? My child only sees negativity and danger around every corner!
Analyze the challenge and start devising ways to overcome the problem
Stick with it until the project is complete, even after the others have given up
Assess his friend's stamina, and stick with it until the first person quits
Be the first one to bail! Why bother, it's hopeless!
Yes, that describes him. He's very concerned with what others think.
Somewhat accurate. She'd be torn between pleasing others and her strong sense of right v. wrong.
No Way. My child is unphased by others expectations and loves to stand up for what she thinks is right.
Definately true. My child values hard work but tends to identify with people who are somewhat directionless.
Generally not true. Most of the people my child identifies with accomplish their goals, hard work or not.
Somewhat true. I'm not sure my child would recognize a "goal" - accomplished or not -- but he values hard work over all else.
Untrue. My child just can't understand people who don't have goals, direction, and drive to achieve them.
...he looks back and carefully considers what he learned through the process
....she celebrates her effort and progress, feels energized by her achievement, and moves forward
...he moves on to the next step without any fanfare or reflection
...she seems stunned; happily amazed, but surprised.