As an artist, I feel so lucky my parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams. As a mama of a 2-year old boy with a huge imagination, I want to let him explore, learn, and reach high to whatever he wants to be. One of the things I love most about being a parent is how much kids teach adults about the real meaning of life. The articles below are both wonderful, encouraging and inspiring.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
Teaching Kids to Think Big
By Caleb Gardner
My parents always focused on the outputs of what they saw as a successful life: get a steady job, get married, have kids, open a 401(k), die as materially well-off as possible… But I think this is where we can change the definition of success for our son. I’d much rather encourage him to do something he loves, to make a difference, to think for himself – to live life to the fullest. The outputs can be a natural extension of that, but I’d rather focus on the outcomes of a life well-lived.
The Bilingual Advantage
By Claudia Dreifus
There are two major reasons people should pass their heritage language onto children. First, it connects children to their ancestors. The second is my research: Bilingualism is good for you. It makes brains stronger. It is brain exercise.