Our children have Running Partners or Running Teams to help them on their way. We parents need a similar partnership – someone we trust who can answer questions, give encouragement, listen to frustrations.
Advice from eagles to eagles. 1. Make friends right away. Take the first step. Everyone is kind so don’t worry about starting up a conversation with someone new. 2. Be kind and curious. Ask for help when you need it.
One path to grit is through “deliberate practice” as described by Angela Duckworth in her bestseller, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” It includes: 1. A clearly defined stretch goal 2. Full concentration and effort
On our journey of learning, looking back is important but so is the looking forward. Anticipation opens the door for extending joy and curiosity. As a parent, I can either spark excitement or dread with my own mood and questions today.
As we contemplate the beginning of a new year, you may be asking yourself these questions: What does “success” mean to our family in relation to the Acton experience? Is there a magical secret that will help my Eagle progress steadily?
There is a powerful two-part mental posture we parents can hold to help our children from falling into these traps. (For those of us in the habit of defending on behalf of our children or blaming without questions, this posture will take time to practice
In our gut, we know that denying our children the experience of facing their own ordeals is like robbery. When we intervene, take away responsibility or become the voice for our children rather than letting them speak, we steal their opportunity to discover their own personal treasures.