Common Sense for the Real World
Kids are facing a very different world today, far too many being guided by good intentioned yet 'out of touch' adults. While they mostly mean well, they often do more harm than good!
So many of our kids are simply growing up broken and will sadly remain that way for life, struggling unneccessarily with the basics that we have all come to expect.
Important development tools like tough love, hard work and empathy for others are being swept under the carpet. Expectations to do well, despite the new world platform, are often unrealistic and thus living in a state of denial has become all too common.
Our future leaders will simply not be sufficiently prepared to clean up the mess being left to them and there is no quick fix in sight. They just won't have the character, the capabilities or the conviction to do what it takes to turn things around.
Until we realize that very early, effective life skills training and support is crucial, mediocrity is all we can expect from a vast majority of our current younger generation.
"Hey kids…here is something to do more than just think about!"
In the Real World Series
10 Valuable Insights
Street Smart Kids is based on the very simple premise that we are all surrounded by experienced people everywhere, each one a potential teacher. Their collective experiences in all facets of life far surpass what any one individual is capable of learning alone.
Sometimes it is an obvious lesson but more often it is not!
Life does not have to be so difficult! Street Smart Kids is offering you a chance to experience a more fulfilling, less stressful life experience, starting right now!
With what today’s current generation of preteens, teenagers, young adults, parents, coaches, mentors and teachers have to deal with, just one good idea put into practice can change the course of many lives.
Problems that can't be solved with resources are best solved by prevention and education.
This book is loaded with real life experiences aimed at preventing more than a few hard knocks.
Should Kids be Coached?
While no one can deny a parent the right, imagine the emotions or tame the desire to have children, it is simply overwhelming to think just how much work one will need to put into the development of a fullfilled child.
On the flipside, one of the most mystifying trends is just how little impact some parents have while hoping that their children have the best possible chance in life. It is really staggering to see parents struggle due to the lack of resources, knowledge, time and energy to ensure the well being of their young children. Despite those who do make the effort they often miss the mark and come up short, thus guaranteeing their kids all kinds of problems later in life. It is a real shame because there are effective methods of prevention but most people do not trust, understand or believe in them. With what is at stake, it just does not make any sense to bury one’s head in the sand.
On the plus side, it has become more common for parents to admit that they need help raising their children who are almost all facing potentially grave danger. This is something that was much easier to ignore in the past. What this means is that a lot of parents will just flat out admit that they cannot manage their children in the way that they had initially intended and they have real results to prove it.
Pride or fear of embarrassment can get in the way and cause many parents to either deny that problems exists or cover them up so no one finds out. The consequences are that serious issues can and do deteriorate drastically before they ever have chance to improve.
So many parents want to get help because they do realize that their kids will inevitably experience hardship while navigating through life’s challenges. These parents also realize that it is not the same world that they grew up in and that while the world has changed in
many seemingly good ways, it has also changed in some very bad ways, ways that may be well hidden until they come out and expose a world of hurt for families in all communities.
In all facets of life such as work, school, sports and business, people use coaches (teachers, mentors) because it is undeniable that a knowledgeable third person is the critical difference between real success and miserable failure. There is not a top athlete, singer or actor in the world that doesn’t rely on the expertise of a coach. With an objective perspective , a coach sees the truth, recognizes one’s reality and is experienced enough to create a feasible strategy to permanently improve their clients situation.
Many people read to learn how to do things better but it is not as easy as it seems. Just because they know, does not mean that they do...and herein lies the magic.
Kids are moving targets, have their own ideas, perspectives and attitudes towards some of the most important things in life. In many cases parents are completely and utterly defenseless even though they are 100% certain that their kids are heading in the wrong direction. They are not equipped to really help them, period.
Whether it’s from their parents or the media, society or peer pressure, kids will eventually learn about everything in life- the good, the bad and the dreadful. Parents need to step up or it will almost always be the hard way!
There are too many families that have more kids that they can afford, feed well or clothe well and more importantly educate well. Education deserves a special mention because it is primarily this important activity that allows a child to grow up into a well- adjusted adult and/or eventual parent. The bottom line is that most parents are not trained to handle their children in the best possible way. This situation needs to be fixed immediately; it is not a minute to soon to teach parents who will then teach their children critical thinking skills.
While no one really expects an ordinary mother or father to be experts in child psychology, human behavior and anger management, it is nevertheless still important that a child gets the benefit of having the best possible teachers, managers and coaches around and the very same goes for the parents.
Should this be a paid coach?
Nobody likes to shell out cash for anything that you cannot see immediate results, but in this case you have to consider that you get what you pay for. So if you’re going to rely on friends, the Internet, magazines and movies to influence your life, and be the only influence in your child’s life, the chances are good that they are not going to be getting the best possible shot at a good life.
If you can afford an independent coach, in any situation, there are many benefits. The first one being that they are professionally trained, well read (the good ones), and the have experience often just by having heard about similar issues from other people that they have helped in the past. They can be unemotional, objective and rational, which is something that a typical concerned parent may find extremely difficult to do. And a reputable coach has earned respect because they can and do bring something of great value to the table.
While having a coach does seem like a luxury, it is likely to be the best money ever spent, period!
Having a coach has become a necessary resource in helping just about everyone to develop critical thinking skills, manage emotions, exercise patience and say and do the right things at the right time. These are improvements that can translate into very positive results for both parents and kids.
Most parents have a full- time job and do not spend considerable time studying and seriously analyzing human behavior, so it is most likely that they will not give the best advice and consequently will not give to or get the best from their children. It’s unintentional and undesirable but nevertheless circumstantial. All parents should seriously consider bringing a coach into their inner circle to help them to give their kids an edge in life.
By exercising a little common sense and using logic, it is quite obvious that a coach can empower a parent to develop their children into confident and worthy individuals. Even the smallest assistance can make an immeasurable difference.
This should be done well before it’s too late when one will have to spend equal or far more resources trying to solve the problems that could have been prevented.
Just THINK about it first… and then DO something helpful!
Teens and Young Adults
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