PERFECTION IS A DAUNTING
EXPEC TATION for a kid forcing his first squeaks and
squawks from a clarinet or shooting her way through travails on the
With a few strokes of the pen, Rebecca “Kiki” Weingarten, a life
coach and educational consultant based in New York City, offers
kids and parents a rewrite that will calm households the world over:
“Practice makes you better.” This revision puts the focus where it
belongs—on the joy of accomplishment.
rewrite the rules of practice
How did parents ever get bamboozled into adopting the slogan
“Practice makes perfect”?