As a Wonder parent, you don’t have a school telling you how many days per year your child has to be “present.” You don’t have a school creeping into your home in the afternoons and weekends because of required homework. We promise not to come between you and your children. We trust you.
There is a predictable pattern each year that we face as Wonder parents. These patterns - or seasons - vary depending on the time of year, and each one comes with a unique set of learnings and challenges.
At Wonder, we believe parents are the central guides, heroes and experts in each child’s learning journey. And we believe parents need to check this power carefully so the journey continues to be the child’s very own and not what we wish it to be.
For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in schoolchildren is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated but is often used to measure emotional strength.
Giving one’s best effort is a high. When this little high happens, the motivation to feel that way again kicks in because the brain is wired to thrive on progress. We like it. It feels good. We want it again.