Healthy relationships are centered on mutual respect–in education, in parenting and in life. When we focus on what is going RIGHT vs. how others are coming up short, there is power in the message and likewise, an openness to learning, cooperation, hope, optimism, capability and confidence- all pointing us in the direction of our goals.
So, as the new school year approaches, take a moment to watch this clip and then let’s take the time to ask ourselves:
- What will it take to be a champion for my child? For my students? For my community?
- What will it take to focus on what is going RIGHT (the PLUS TWO) vs. the shortcomings (THE MINUS EIGHTEEN)?
- What will it take for me to connect with my child and enhance the relationship?
- What will it take for me to show that I am a champion who is invested in, and will NEVER give up on the success and well-being of my own child? Student? Community?