WRITE YOUR OWN NARRATIVE
By Mike Tiemann
If I’m being honest, sometimes I feel like I’m getting typecast. I can start to feel like the narrative of my life is being written FOR me. It’s like I’ve been put in a box, made up of walls of information, profiles, test, and assessments. The walls of that box may be mostly accurate . . . but those walls can seem to close in from time to time.
Do you ever wonder how this type of thinking might affect our kids? At school and with activities, they’re getting more and more specialized. They define themselves early on as performers, artists, soccer players, or STEM experts. This is a good thing—mostly. But what if we let all this specialization go unchecked? What if we define them so specifically that they don’t feel the freedom to explore new facets of who they are . . . or who they could be? . . .
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