After a little dialogue, I took note that some top interests for our children include the following:
- Continue Swimming Lessons
- Learn Animae and Japenese Language
- Culinary Pursuits
- Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist
- Horse Trainer
- Technology & Gaming Creations
- Becoming a Ninja
All these responses facinated me because I actually don't share any interest in these areas, however I support the vision of my children. If I inflict my personal goals, then the list would look more like
- Herbalist/Natural Health Consultant
- Media Creator
Now that they've expressed their goal, it's important to implement a plan of action. This is an ongoing process and will require regular review. In the case of our children, we created a "plan" to achieve their vision. For example, in order to become a "ninja" it will take great discipline and determination. So, I signed all the boys up for martial arts at the YMCA. This program is not only affordable, it is also structured in a way that will expose the boys to the experience, yet it won't overwhelm our family. I can bring the girls along to practice swimming, while the boys are in training.
So far, the boys have all enjoyed the classes. I've seen such growth and maturity within the first few weeks of classes. I admit, it was a little to premature for our 4 year old Mason to be committed, however, Maxwell and Millennium have persevered and they are flourishing. Their confidence and skill is so rewarding to watch. Here are a few photos of Millennium working with the instructor:
I can't express just how valuable it is to invest in inspirational resources that help to grow and develop good habits.