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Challenged him to figure it out in the next 14 days

Honeymoon bicycle trip
Organized to drive from Washington State University to Walt Disney World to start a new life.

 

Challenged him to figure it out in the next 14 days.

To prepare for the imminent changes in his life that High School will thrust upon him.

To up his game in owning and making the decisions that affect his life.

Less parenting, more empowering.

Scaling initiative.

To be prepared for life on his own.

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Being organized also applies to important conversations

Map My Run app highlighting the run through Disney World
Map My Run app highlighting the run through Disney World yesterday.

 

Being organized also applies to important leadership conversations with teen children.

We must set aside time to think strategically on timing, content, and next steps.

A message so powerful and paradoxical that says:

“Punishment is never the goal when you exercise poor judgement. The goal is to maximize the opportunity to learn from what happened so it never happens again.”

Being decently organized and focused makes this one of life’s greatest investments.

No being decently organized means less effective investing.

You know this.

We also know that teens don’t exercise poor judgement, they exercise under-developed judgement. It’s our job to train and develop them.

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One more time, because repetition is the mother of all learning

Airport luggage claim greeting in Orlando
The same but different… took a NYC cab, sans adults, and paid for it himself

 

One more time – in priority order – because repetition is the mother of all learning:

honesty • behave admirably • self control • personal responsibility

Temptations never cease.

Growth should never stop.

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