It's Never Too Early
It's never too early to dream big, make life plans and think about life beyond the "have-to-do's". We know this as adults, but what about for kids?
As a mother to 2 middle-school age girls, the focus on grades is heightened tremendously, especially as one prepares for High School next year. With so many tools available today to parents to monitor their children's grades via the intranet, it makes it easy to be on top of what's going on in the classroom before the progress reports come out.
We all have things that we are not particularly great at or have much interest in - subject wise. But there is a particular persistence that I instill as it relates to focus and completion, especially when it comes to core subjects; math, reading, science and social studies. This is a lesson best learned early on, as even as adults, we can all name one thing that doesn't come naturally to us but is essential for work.
So for our children, the question becomes similar to what I ask of my adult clients:
- What do you want to do with this one precious life?
- What do you feel you are really good at?
- What brings you happiness? What get's you excited?
- What do you believe in?
This becomes the basis for providing purpose to the basics when kids sometimes don't see or feel the need for why they must learn slopes and graphing or fossils and ecosystems.
Having your child believe in something bigger than is what in front of them puts them in control of their future and increases their success level. For, after all, the basics of today's education is what holds the key to their future. And the future can be theirs for the taking.
Freedom, success, choices are all unlocked with EDUCATION - and no one can take it away.
Take time to talk with your children about their goals, dreams, hopes and passions. You will build not only a strong foundation for their future, but you will reinforce a solid relationship and support structure in your relationship.