Can children grow up too quickly?

A common excuse for not holding children to higher standards is that we don’t want them to grow up too quickly.

I think what we mean is that we don’t want them to lose their wide-eyed innocence and curiosity.

So what would happen if we focused on what we want instead of what we don’t want?

What if we gave them lots of opportunities to learn and grow faster?

What would that look like?

I think the real concern is that many adults have found life to be disappointing and lacking a better approach they feel that the best hope for their child is to delay their truth as long as possible.

But life is only disappointing if we settle, if we subordinate who we really are and what we really care about to cynicism.

‘Protecting’ children from disappointment only serves to alienate them and ultimately increase their disappointment and vulnerability.

Let’s support who our children really are and realign our reality to that instead.


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