Eton Headmaster, Tony Little (5th August 2014) claims the education system is failing to prepare schoolchildren for adulthood, being based on an approach to exams “little changed from Victorian times, which obliges students to sit alone at their desks in preparation for a world in which, for much of the time, they will need to work collaboratively.”
To work collaboratively requires life skills not taught today and are based in creating personal empowerment. I want to share some experiences I’ve discovered in my last 12 years, following my passion to unleash the potential in young people.
Our society expects parents and schools to prepare children for life, but the fact is parents are doing the best they can, with what they know, and schools are often hamstrung by the academic curriculum.
It has to start with YOU
Instead of blaming the world for everything that is wrong in your life, look deeply inside yourself.
When you do, perhaps through mindfulness techniques, you will see we are all connected.
Our evidence based personal development programme
Helps improve your self-esteem, create emotional resilience and take responsibility for yourself and your life choices.
Works collaboratively with teachers, parents and children.
It teaches how to:
- change your emotional state
- look at your life circumstances in a new light
- be the architect of your thoughts
- erase the victim mentality
- manage energy and shows how this affects relationships.
- combine new ways of thinking to positively transform families and in turn communities.
- preschoolers are generally fun; creative, imaginative and laughing all the time.
- at school are pressured by multiple forces – school, puberty, exams, relationships – to sacrifice their uniqueness and conform to the expectations of others.
- perceived message received is, not good enough, not capable enough, not smart enough, not ANYTHING ENOUGH.
- when their parents are happy they are happy!
- being sensitive to a parent’s emotional state, they take responsibility for that emotional state.
- not having developed the confidence or communication and emotional skills to express their concern, they kick off in the only way they know how to get attention. That might be screaming, hitting out or storming out of the room shouting “you don’t understand me” as they slam the door.
The greatest gift of all
When an individual’s emotional state is acknowledged and valued – they gain the freedom to be who they really are…and that is the greatest gift of all!