MOMENTS & MILESTONES

MOMENTS & MILESTONES

Have you ever felt like parenting is less about developing your child and more about surviving? We live in a society that is fast-paced and sometimes it can be hard to keep up as a parent. I know I have been there before...You feel like you are just trying to last long enough to get your kids in bed so you can fall like Goliath onto the couch. But we all know that our children and grandchildren are our developmental responsibility. So how do we balance these feelings that seem to be at odds with one another?

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THE CASE FOR WELL ROUNDED KIDS

THE CASE FOR WELL ROUNDED KIDS

We live in a day when adults are pushing kids to discover their strengths and focus their lives. Thanks to the Gallup organization and author Marcus Buckingham, we have learned to concentrate on building strengths and to only play in that space. Not surprisingly, this has caused parents to hone our styles and launch our kids into football, ballet, piano, theatre, tennis or gymnastics at five years old. As a result, a lot of our kids today have the notion that they can just sharpen their skill until they go pro. We’ve embraced the idea of mental focus.

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