I have been having a tough time this past year. There have been ups and downs that have drained both my emotional energy and my mental capacity to get through the day. The apex of my year was this past weekend when I found myself crying in a bathroom stall at the Phoenix airport with my four year old on my lap; after snapping at a gate agent for not letting me on an airplane. In life we all have a path and that path can be your best friend or your worst enemy. What prevents me from going mad most days is my purpose in life. The idea that I have a reason to be here, a daughter to exist for, a husband to share a life with and a world around me that needs me. This purpose gives me strength each day to get what I need to get done and to feel as though I am contributing to this world. I believe that having a purpose is what carves out our path.
I began to think about how this concept of a purpose translates to young children and even more in how it translates to early academics. Children deserve the respect of having a purpose from the time they begin to connect with the world, learn, develop and grow into little people.
When choosing a preschool for your child I urge you to question what purpose the school offers your child. Every human; big and small, functions more eloquently when there is a purpose behind them. Think about the individual who is catered to, unable to do a thing on their own, floating through life with no respect for themselves because no one has ever empowered them with a purpose. Think about those individuals who have broken the mold and stood out in history because their purpose drove them to do so; because someone empowered them with a purpose. Our children are craving this purpose. I fundamentally believe that a child craves boundaries, respect and purpose within their life in order to feel good about what they add to this world. Let's give our children the gift of purpose in order to allow them the respect, space and growth to be all that they can be in their life.
I am a mother, not a wizard. I share what is hard, what is scary and what is real. The rest I leave to you.