Merrriam-Webster’s has defined effort as: conscious exertion of power; a serious attempt or try at something; the total work done to achieve a particular end. It is fitting that the five rules start with effort, for with no effort, there can be no learning! I once had a woman come to me and explain why her two children were going to quit.
They had only been attending for a few weeks and my feeling is that you can’t possibly make up your mind about something so large and complicated until you have studied for at least a year! What if the part you like is just around the corner, but you quit because you don’t like today’s lesson? Well, she said, “I never make my children do anything they don’t want to do!” Oh My God! There goes doctor, lawyer, accomplished musician, and anything else that takes a lot of work to obtain! Is this good parenting?
Or is it the easy way out? My feeling is that a good parent takes the more difficult path requiring effort