The Hero’s Journey Growth Mindset Contracts Mixed ages The Socratic Method Trial and Error learning Excellence Freedom and Responsibility Frequent Public Exhibitions The Guide – a unique role for an adult
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.