What do parents really want for their children? Let’s assume that all parents want their kids to be happy-period. Not happy and … a doctor, a lawyer, an artist, rich, healthy, … just happy.
Most kids come out happy and carefree and then what happens? Adults tell kids to stop being happy and get serious. Parents don’t trust their kids to do what will make them happy. They believe they know what is best for their child without even knowing what their child wants. Parents may not even be aware of the damage they are doing because they are trying their best to follow in the ways of the world that dictate the seriousness of life. What would the world be like if more people were happy doing what they are doing regardless of what that is?
So how do adults empower kids to be happy? What if kids were asked empowering questions that would bring more awareness instead of questions that judge and create limitations? What if adults allowed kids to make choices without being locked into the outcome? What if adults were willing to allow their kids to discover what works for them and what doesn’t work, knowing that the results are not failure but more discoveries?