Episode 52: What Kids Need to Grow Up Well with Scott Schimmel

Everyone yearns to add value. It's a core longing we all share. To know that what we do and are capable to do has real value to another human. 

Parents and educators, we have an opportunity. To take notice and be a mirror to our kids. To acknowledge and affirm the value they bring, especially when they're able to do something at an adult level. Just by noticing, affirming, and complementing we can not only make them feel seen and loved but also help steer them down a path that resonates with their unique design. 

You might pay attention to the ways in which your kids:

  • Solve problems
  • Engage in building new relationships
  • Create things with their hands
  • Communicate an idea
  • Use technical know-how to resolve issues
  • Share their knowledge with others patiently and clearly

We all want to know that we have something valuable to bring, something meaningful to contribute. But we might miss out on that important lesson if all we do is encourage students to get good grades and get into a good college.

A key foundational element for building a meaningful life is having an experience of success at an adult level.


Do you know?

For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

Download this checklist and use it with your students (or kids).

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