Heroes & Heroines Overcome Obstacles
I admire Stephen Hawking for his dark humor as much as I admire his brilliance in the face of debilitating ALS. I mean, who throws a birthday party where everyone must come dressed as an object in the sky and comes as Pluto, God of the Underworld himself?!!!
Hawking's discoveries changed the way we think about the world and his accomplishments in spite of his disease are inspiring. Recently, I read this book to Little Guy who was fascinated by this introduction to Hawking, but I could see his mind working overtime when he realized such a wonderful person has passed on - this picture book sticks with our children.
Making It Real
What are your child's obstacles - those challenges in life which may keep them from reaching for their dreams? It's important to help your kiddo name any of the things which will get in their way, but please don't teach them to be "realistic." Help them to develop a mindset which is always looking for ways to overcome the obstacles in their path!
Hope is the most powerful of superpowers and we should cultivate it deeply into our children's souls.
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