So I decided to change. I wanted to set a good example. If my kids were able to have this fantastic and challenging education then I needed to keep up with them and be just as inquisitive.
How about you? Do you feel a little stuck? Maybe you even feel a little jealous that your kids are learning so much while you may have gotten swept away in the daily activity? I'm here to encourage you that it's not too late. Here are a few things that have worked for me and given me a new enthusiasm for life.
Books! When was the last time you read a book? It needs to be something uplifting and instructional, no fluff novels allowed. Pick any aspect of your life that you want to work on and only get books that align with that goal. For me, its been entrepreneurship and personal development. Or, read the books your kids are reading for school. Podcasts! Pick a few podcasters and listen to them every time you are in the car or exercise. Have your kids listen too and then discuss. This will keep you motivated and "in the know" about new happenings for the topic you've chosen. Strangers! Talk to strangers. Talk to them while waiting in-line, on an airplane, or anytime you really would rather stare at your phone. I can't tell you how many interesting people I've met when in the past I would just be surfing Facebook. Put your phone away, ask interesting questions, and then listen to what others have to say. Not only are you increasing your emotional intelligence and conversational skills but you are learning from others.
So how about you? Are you excited to keep learning? Are you being curious and maybe even showing-up your kids a little bit? I'd love to hear how its going for you. Do you have some tips or methods that have worked for you? Find me at drop off or our next school event. I want to hear your stories. We are all in this together and our ultimate goal is to be the best we can be. Get out there and be great!
TCS Parent PK & 3rd