Preparing children for the ‘real world’

We’re sometimes asked how we’ll prepare our children for the real world if they’re not going through the school system. My answer is always a question – what world, specifically, are you talking about?

If it’s one with alarm clocks, a job you don’t like, a boss you don’t respect, colleagues you moan about, structure, routine, more structure, and the Sunday night blues…then no, we’re probably not doing a great job of preparing them to be ok with that.

But if the world you’re talking about is one of creative freedom, individual expression, problem-solving, entrepreneurial spirit, collaboration and a relentless pursuit of meaning…our kids will be as prepared as they possibly can be.

(I know which approach is more likely to get this sand-filled washed-up old boat sailing again, too)

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