INVESTING IN YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE...
AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE... IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE
I cannot begin to tell you how many times and in how many ways I've been told my kiddos would not be able to accomplish a goal. I was perceived as an ambitious parent who perhaps was over-reaching! Often by well-intentioned folks, who had what they felt was the best interest of my children in mind. This began when my now seventeen year old son was in Kindergarten and his Teacher reported that all he did was wreak havoc in her class and he could not count nor recite his alphabet. The school district was recommending an entirely different school for him. Well, that was not our experience at home... I was flabbergasted! We eventually convinced everyone that my son knew the alphabet and could indeed count.
I learned two very important lessons early on... first no one knew my children better than me! It was up to me to ensure that I continued my education on their behavior challenges. The second lesson I learned was that there were many people willing to help... especially when I knew what to ask for. I've never met an Administrator who refused to "think out side the box" alongside me when I brought a viable solution to explore. Collaboration is key!
As parents, we have a finite amount of time with our kids preparing them for adulthood and self reliance. Everything we do today impacts how they will thrive tomorrow. I often encourage parents to "Raise the adult, not the child." What we fundamentally instill in them in 18 years, will be cultivated for the rest of their lives. I'd love to teach you what I've learned over the years, in my upcoming "Organizing for Success" Workshop.