Many of our children grow up in families that are very focused on the proverbial here-and-now. There isn t a lot of planning or preparation for the future. Consequently, finishing school, going to college, or holding down a job are pretty ambiguous ideas. When asked what they want to be when they grow up, most respond: NBA or NFL player, movie star, singer or rapper, or other unlikely careers. And just as Rome wasn t built in a day, the path toward helping our kids have a more tangible, realistic future story is going to take years. Fourth grade is merely the beginning of our journey!
–Feel out their thoughts on college, marriage, and a job
–Ask questions about their family heritage
–Introduce them to your family and friends
–Research their favorite sports player s stats and journey together
–Begin exposing them to new places
–Attend a concert, sporting event, or play and talk through what it takes to be famous