July 29, 2007

You Want Fries With That?

I love this quote from comedian Robin Williams: "Everyone has these two visions when they hold their child for the first time. The first is your child as an adult saying 'I want to thank the Nobel Committee for this award.' The other is 'You want fries with that?'"

I was a teacher for twelve years. During a parent teacher conference a father shared with me that his son would be attending graduate school. His son was four years old.

It’s natural to envision what our children will become. We may see our son as a professional athlete. We may want our daughter to go to law school. Contemplate these two questions: Are you persuading your children to become what you want them to be? Can you be supportive and encourage them to become what they are destined to be?

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