Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When it's Time to Grow Up



    As parents we always want what’s best for our kids. We all hope that in the long run they will grow up and be extraordinary adults. We start when they’re small and teach them to say please and thank you. As they get older the lessons get a lot more intense. We begin to ask questions to find out what they like and what they want to be when they grow up so we know how to help them be the best them they can be.

What do you do when your child is almost no longer a child but about to be an adult that doesn’t have a plan? 6 has turned into 16 and it’s no longer “What do you want to be when you grow up” but instead “What do you want to be in a few years”.

When you’ve instilled in your child for as long as you can remember that they need to have a plan only to find out that they don’t, do you continue to push and hope you don’t push too hard?

If we the parents feel our children are not focused or serious is it fair to them to make them decide on a college, a major or a career?

In their young lives I think they feel like they’ve got time to waste but what they don’t know is that life happens really fast and if you’re not putting in the effort to get ahead someone else is.

All I’ve ever heard is that in life you need a plan and you need goals. Well what happens when you have neither?


All I can do is help my kids understand the importance of an education and having a career not a job.  I will continue to push them to do good and hopefully when they get older and are successful they will understand.

4 comments:

  1. The big question. I know exactly what you mean, I feel like when I was younger I had everything figured out and I almost didn't take it too seriously. And when the time approached I was so stressed on what I was going to do and how I was going to get there. I think all we can do is teach our children all that we can, point them in the right direction and hopefully they will make the best decisions for them. Great post doll.

    --Me And My Mini Me
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    1. That's true. We just have to believe we've raised them the right way and let them take it from there. Thanks Love!

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  2. Part of me (the stronger part) says let them find a "job" and work at it for a while. Soon they will realize that they don't want to scrub dishes, or flip burgers, or mow lawns for the rest of their lives. And even if time has passed, the lesson they learn will serve them better when they get to working on their career.
    The other part of me says beg and plead and push and prod until they finally make a plan. :)

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    1. Some kids do have to learn the hard way. Going straight into the real world and work after high school would be full of lessons that would help them when they do get on the right path. I just don't think I could let that happen thou. I like your push and prod method.

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