When you take a road less traveled, there are times of bewilderment and even a sense of loss. But we have a secret treasure at the end of our path that urges us forward: it is that our children will find their callings and will be equipped to create meaningful lives with rich relationships for themselves and those around them.
"The critical skill of this century will not be what you know but rather how quickly and how deeply you can tap into what the people around you know.”
Our anxiety as a parent rises if our children aren’t progressing in lockstep with others their age and so we work to fix things for them. In the meantime, we lose our sense of waiting for the seeds of potential slowly and surely growing within.
Being a parent is my biggest Hero’s Journey of all. While working hard to guide, teach, love and care for my children, I end up discovering more about my own true self.
How is being learner-driven different than being student-centered? Learner-driven means I must get out of my children’s way and let them do hard things without hovering, interrupting or fixing.