Posts Tagged ‘Raising Children’

Instead of allowing our kids to beat themselves up when things don’t go their way, we might all pause to question a culture that has taught them that being anything less than overwhelmed is lazy, that how they perform for others is more important than what actually inspires them and that where they go to college matters more than the kind of person they are.
The point is not to give our kids a pass on working hard and doing their best.  But fantasizing that they can control everything is not really resilience.  We are harming our children by implying that they can bend life to their will, and as students walk across commencement stages this year, we would be wise to remind them that life has a way of sucker-punching us when we least expect it.  It’s often the people who learn to say “stuff happens” who get up the fastest.
     —    Rachel Simmons
From her opinion / editorial:  “Tell kids the truth: hard work doesn’t always pay off
Appearing in:  Time Magazine;  dtd:  1 July 2019
Online at:  https://time.com/5593706/hard-work-achievement-mindset/
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Dedicated To: Messrs. Rubio And Pompeo
2020 What It Takes
Every Sign Was A Northern Star
2019 Stuff Happens
Whistleblower Complaint Regarding President Trump And Ukraine
2018 Looking Into Golf
Goin’ Yard
2017 Improvise
2016 Got Leisure?
2015 It’s Been Hurtin’ For Quite A While Now
2014 Curious Talent
2013 Eureka
2012 Slow Me
2011 He Said What?!?
2010 Gritty
3 and 3
Just A Hunch
Wall Street – Movie Review
2nd Pair – Shoe Review (Aborted and Final)

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There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.  Love of books is the best of all.
   ––    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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2012 Lost For Words
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