Living in today’s society and economy is literally rewriting the way Americans raise their families. It was an exciting era when schools were founded to help with the education of our children so parents could concentrate on making a living for their families, but now the dependence era has kicked into over drive, and we see a generation of people and families that require assistance from some program or another. I am not here to judge if the assistance is much needed, but I do agree with some of the more Conservative ones that we should be job training and encouraging our fellow Americans to dig deep and find their natural bents and talents to steer them toward the goal: that in being productive, they will obtain a better sense of accomplishment versus having no self worth or esteem.
As a parent, raising six children, I understand the vast need to train our new generation in being confident and independent and with critical thinking skills that will help aid them in their journey as adults. It is important that they not only know the great need for healthy eating but also healthy minds. If you take a generation that has been completely raised on the entertainment and put them in a room with children who have studied strategies and problem solving, how do you suppose the former group would perform? Not so well. Why? Passive minds do NOT function at a high levels of consciousness. It takes deep thinking and focus to search out a matter and create a result.
I want my children, and I’m proud to say they do, to be thought provokers. To not be afraid to be the ones in class asking the questions. To not let fear dictate how much knowledge they may or may not take in. So often, young teens are more concerned about how others view them, that they fail to just be themselves. With the knowledge and understanding that their futures are created with every choice they make, (not by the failure of the parent), they will start taking more control of what it is they want to become and how deep they learn.
Minds For Learning
Instilling a love for learning at an early age is very important, and I recommend all parents strive to show the example of this love of learning by always seeking ways to improve upon your own skills and knowledgeable file cabinet you keep in your own consciousness. They will retain more of a right attitude towards learning if they see you model the excitement of learning something new. Over the last eighteen years, I have proven this model works. Not just with my own children, but with others who have ventured into our lives.
So lets be healthy…not just in body…but in mind also.
Just as an ending:
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
What are you thinking? How do you let your children know their thoughts create their future?
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- Schools don’t have to fail: Here’s how we fix education (salon.com)
- Why we need to value INDEPENDENCE (lararonaldsteaches.wordpress.com)
- Value of Learning… (kohnphysics.wordpress.com)
- Nurturing Children’s Brains Creates Savvy Thinkers (prweb.com)