fightn 4 perspective

06/07/2006   |   parenting    |       |    2 Comments

we better crank up the incentives, hi-fives, hugs and kisses, creative rewards, “pats on the back” for academic achievement, good choices, and self-control in the lives of our kids.  when kids work hard, achieve good grades, avoid the world’s messiahs, and apply themselves in school, let’s celebrate!  do you remember when being a scholar was so admirable?  it was so refreshing to see black n white pictures of clean-cut scholars, historians, mathematicians, scientists, inventors, innovators and thinkers on stage as our heroes.  where are those dudes impact gone?

here’s a sobering question – who are your kids heroes?  please, don’t stick your chest out if they say, “mom or dad” because when you aren’t looking their real heroes are thumpin’ their hearts, minds and controlling the swagger of their bodies.  fight your tail off for your kids perspective.  let’s not act like we don’t see our kids redefining heroism and occupational choices with our entertainment and sports driven culture at the expense of academic enrichment.  if you have an aspiring scholar, fight 4 his or her perspective.  keep the pursuit of scholarship cranked up…  don’t be discouraged as everything around them fights to snatch their perspective.  keep pluggin’ away…

remember that not reading, not thinking critically, not working hard, not having vision, not making application and not living against the grain all trickles down to spirituality.  you wonder why american christians aren’t reading their Bibles.  go figure.  watch out, there is another generation not too far behind…

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