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Our 5Gs – Positive Dispositions in Children

Presbyterian Preschool Services’ desire to build a strong foundation in truth, beauty and goodness for each child is expressed through the nurturing of the following positive dispositions in our children. Namely grit, generative-ness, grease, grace and gratitude.

As we journey alongside your family to inspire every child to learn, grow and glow, we hope you will find ways to inculcate these values at home too! Read on to find out more about these dispositions and what are some practical examples your family can adopt!


Embodying the spirit of tenacity; recognising that failures are a part of life, embracing and rising from failures positively, and having the courage and resilience to overcome all of life’s challenges and difficulties.

Examples of what we can do with children at home:

  • If you see your child struggle with a task, do not sweep in immediately to “rescue” them. Instead, encourage them to try on their own. If they fail, suggest ways they can try again.

  • For example, when your child struggles to pour water out of the jug into their cup independently:

  • Instead of taking over the task and helping them with the pouring, suggest ways that they can try again. You could help them try another grip of the jug, or give them a jug with lesser water to show them they can do it when the task is adjusted to their abilities.





The process of journeying with a young one will prove to be challenging. Often times, we project our personal experiences in our own childhood on our own children. It takes intentionality, planning and unlearning in order to create opportunities for positive dispositions to be cultivated. However, with time, children will learn from the model we provide for them and this will set them apart for the rest of their lives.

If you’re interested to learn more about why these positive dispositions matter so much to us, read about the what, the why and the how behind our “truth, beauty and goodness” curriculum here:

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