This guy gets it:
Kind of crazy… but, American Girl Doll just released a Korean-American gal who’s name is “Z” (short for Z Yang) who’s a vlogger and stop-motion animator.
Wah. That’s, quite literally, my oldest.
As a parent we have a never-ending challenge of trying to teach our children positive principles of thinking and behavior that will enable them to thrive personally and professionally.
But, at the exact same time, we want to also engender them with the courage to stand up for themselves, for what they believe, and to be courageous in the face of social and cultural odds when they may be in the minority.
Here are 3 parenting principles that my wife and I talk about more than others:
These clearly aren’t unique and, I imagine, are universally shared with every parent on the planet.
There are a lot of things I don’t like about this article, mostly because it feels a bit more political than it needs to be, but, that’s probably my insecurity with such things.
But, it was these few things that really caused me to pause for a moment and consider my own decisions as a parent:
Powerful. Useful. Amazing and brilliant. Are you a parent? Then do this:
When my wife and I decided to look into homeschooling for our oldest we didn’t have a comprehensive plan or strategy or anything even close to anything like that.
We simply knew that what had been working was no longer working and that it was our responsibility and opportunity to do something about that change, that discrepancy.
I couldn’t be more excited for my 10-year old who is now, officially, one of my business partners. She’s going to take over an existing revenue-generating project and, over time, oversee all of the administrative and operational needs.
Today was the first day of “training” and I captured a bit of this via the VLOG:
My oldest has been spending more time with me this past week than she has in a while, quite literally coming with me around the city (see yesterday’s vlog) and also traveling all the way south to San Jose (today’s vlog… uploading later).
In short, it’s been fun and frustrating all at the same time; if you’re a parent then you can understand this dynamic better than most.