Instead of demanding that they do what we want them to do, and then when they don’t agree, declaring them unmotivated and difficult, let’s change our mindset and the approach we take towards our teens volunteering.
Now 16 and a high school senior, over the past four years Xiomara has logged over 500 volunteer hours, 130 in the last year alone, and she is showing no signs of slowing down.
“I consider parenting one giant science experiment, and we started down an early path of service with little more than a dose of hope that it would help cultivate a kind kid. But as he prepares to move onto high school, I see a young man who has already learned how to serve and how to see beyond himself.”
As a mother of four, there are so many things I believe I probably don’t get right in the parenting department on a daily basis. My first instinct is to beat myself up over all the things I am probably doing “wrong,“ rather than focus on the things I may be getting right. But that’s Read the full article…