Great response to a child about being a ‘nerd’.

From http://www.math.yorku.ca/Who/Faculty/Ng/FromEllen.pdf
Copyright attributed to SARK

Budget Travel has a nice article on 15 places to take your kids in the USA. We’re heading to Mount Rushmore this summer and this article has some great ideas that we’ll plan for the future.

” It took us hours of heated debate, weeks of research, and years of experience to whittle down America’s monuments to a definitive list of 15 musts for anyone under 15. Not only are these attractions fun and (shhhh) educational, they’re especially magical through the eyes of a child.
By Nicole Frehsee, Friday, Mar 11, 2011, 9:00 AM


A stunning look over Yellowstone National Park. (Courtesy Mila Zinkova/Wikimedia Commons)
Two years ago, we picked 15 American landmarks every kid should see, from Ellis Island to Redwood National Park. Our new and improved 2011 lineup takes that challenge even further, by highlighting how our country’s top sights cater to kids’ abbreviated attention spans. From roasting marshmallows around a campfire to playing dress-up at Monticello, these cool, interactive activities ensure that the younger set will enjoy these must-see spots as much as their parents do.

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I just watched this video a few minutes ago and it really touched me. There are many things I gave up on in life. And it’s good to realize what those were and especially WHY it was.

Watch the video and then scroll down to read the rest.

Next I started thinking about how I word things and what my children are exposed to. Are we raising them to be successful, positive, loving and free thinking? Or are we programming them to settle for less, constantly. Are we programming them to give up on their dreams?

What can we do different for our children starting today? Do we really know their dreams and teach them the skills to achieve them?