As a kid, being blessed with great parents, I was taught, guided, encouraged, included, supported and allowed or given the opportunity to do things that many people don’t get to do in an entire lifetime.
Along with that, not only did I get to do these things, but I was acknowledged for and allowed to present and be proud of my growing knowledge, skill and accomplishments. As a result, I know the value, and it is incalculable.
Kids live in a grownups world full of rules, restrictions and exclusions. With limited rights, and little or no say in most of the everyday events involving them, they can often end up playing 2nd fiddle to more important issues. As a result, the victories and accomplishments, or things they are proud of and are important to them sometimes fall through the cracks without note, reward, or being given the respect and admiration they have earned for hard work and a job well done.
It’s always nice to be in the spotlight once in a while.
There are several posts throughout the forum highlighting kids and what they are doing, but no place dedicated exclusively to them. We should never fail to let them know “they, as individuals, are important” and show “we are proud of them and what they do matters to us”.
I know there are more scattered throughout the site. For anyone who has made previous posts fitting this topic, please re-post them here.