There’s nothing worse than isolation. We need connections to each other to thrive, especially when we are young and forming our attitudes about the world.
Every day our kids interact with the adults in their life, learning lessons that will end up shaping their futures. Parents take the brunt of this responsibility, balancing busy daily lives while giving as much attention to their kids as they can. Yet parents are just one of a myriad of relationships that end up shaping the minds of our kids. In some cases, those other relationships end up having more of an impact than you’d expect.
You may recall such an impactful relationship in your own life. It may have been the track coach who took time to chat after practice, asking how things were going. It may have been an elementary school teacher who brought awareness to a talent. Or maybe it was that uncle who inspired a new hobby. Whoever they were, and however they did it, an impact was made. How different would your life be without that experience?