LISTEN LAUGH INSPIRE: Time to adjust

Opinion Apr 07, 2016 by Shauna Deathe, Healthy Community Healthy Youth Flamborough Flamborough Review

The Golden Child. Everyone thinks they know one, and everyone wants one: A child who is good at sports, studious but social, smart and athletic, a child that likes everything and is good at everything. In short, a child who doesn’t exist.

Realistically, a child can be smart and athletic, sure, and studious and social isn’t an unheard-of combination, but no one is good at every sport, or gets perfect grades in every subject.

Children have their own passions, abilities and interests which can change as they grow. The child that was great at sports may suddenly decide they no longer enjoy playing.

When I was younger, I was in dance classes, but as I got older I lost interest. It simply wasn’t for me any longer. Instead of insisting that I keep going, or guilting me into continuing, my parents simply accepted that I didn’t want to dance anymore and let me move onto something of more interested to me.

The same happened recently with university. I had initially applied for journalism, and been accepted, but I grew to realize that it wasn’t at all what I wanted to do. Instead of grumbling or forcing me to carry through, my parents accepted my decision and gave me some time to figure out what my next steps were. I am now off this fall to university following what it is I really want to do, and I couldn’t be more grateful for their support.

Monthly Challenge

Respond – Understand and adjust to my needs, interests and abilities.

What’s Your Path?

Upcoming workshops designed to guide your student on their career path allow parents and students to hear professionals speak about careers in different industries. The take place at St. Thomas School, 170 Skinner Rd., Waterdown, from 7-9 p.m.

April 5 – Hospitality & Tourism

April 12 – Human Services

April 19 – Information Technology

April 19 Girls Respect Group breakfast (at WDHS)

April 26 – Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

To register go to www.eventbrite.com. Search: What’s Your Path, City: Waterdown, ON.

LISTEN LAUGH INSPIRE: Time to adjust

Opinion Apr 07, 2016 by Shauna Deathe, Healthy Community Healthy Youth Flamborough Flamborough Review

The Golden Child. Everyone thinks they know one, and everyone wants one: A child who is good at sports, studious but social, smart and athletic, a child that likes everything and is good at everything. In short, a child who doesn’t exist.

Realistically, a child can be smart and athletic, sure, and studious and social isn’t an unheard-of combination, but no one is good at every sport, or gets perfect grades in every subject.

Children have their own passions, abilities and interests which can change as they grow. The child that was great at sports may suddenly decide they no longer enjoy playing.

When I was younger, I was in dance classes, but as I got older I lost interest. It simply wasn’t for me any longer. Instead of insisting that I keep going, or guilting me into continuing, my parents simply accepted that I didn’t want to dance anymore and let me move onto something of more interested to me.

The same happened recently with university. I had initially applied for journalism, and been accepted, but I grew to realize that it wasn’t at all what I wanted to do. Instead of grumbling or forcing me to carry through, my parents accepted my decision and gave me some time to figure out what my next steps were. I am now off this fall to university following what it is I really want to do, and I couldn’t be more grateful for their support.

Monthly Challenge

Respond – Understand and adjust to my needs, interests and abilities.

What’s Your Path?

Upcoming workshops designed to guide your student on their career path allow parents and students to hear professionals speak about careers in different industries. The take place at St. Thomas School, 170 Skinner Rd., Waterdown, from 7-9 p.m.

April 5 – Hospitality & Tourism

April 12 – Human Services

April 19 – Information Technology

April 19 Girls Respect Group breakfast (at WDHS)

April 26 – Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

To register go to www.eventbrite.com. Search: What’s Your Path, City: Waterdown, ON.

LISTEN LAUGH INSPIRE: Time to adjust

Opinion Apr 07, 2016 by Shauna Deathe, Healthy Community Healthy Youth Flamborough Flamborough Review

The Golden Child. Everyone thinks they know one, and everyone wants one: A child who is good at sports, studious but social, smart and athletic, a child that likes everything and is good at everything. In short, a child who doesn’t exist.

Realistically, a child can be smart and athletic, sure, and studious and social isn’t an unheard-of combination, but no one is good at every sport, or gets perfect grades in every subject.

Children have their own passions, abilities and interests which can change as they grow. The child that was great at sports may suddenly decide they no longer enjoy playing.

When I was younger, I was in dance classes, but as I got older I lost interest. It simply wasn’t for me any longer. Instead of insisting that I keep going, or guilting me into continuing, my parents simply accepted that I didn’t want to dance anymore and let me move onto something of more interested to me.

The same happened recently with university. I had initially applied for journalism, and been accepted, but I grew to realize that it wasn’t at all what I wanted to do. Instead of grumbling or forcing me to carry through, my parents accepted my decision and gave me some time to figure out what my next steps were. I am now off this fall to university following what it is I really want to do, and I couldn’t be more grateful for their support.

Monthly Challenge

Respond – Understand and adjust to my needs, interests and abilities.

What’s Your Path?

Upcoming workshops designed to guide your student on their career path allow parents and students to hear professionals speak about careers in different industries. The take place at St. Thomas School, 170 Skinner Rd., Waterdown, from 7-9 p.m.

April 5 – Hospitality & Tourism

April 12 – Human Services

April 19 – Information Technology

April 19 Girls Respect Group breakfast (at WDHS)

April 26 – Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

To register go to www.eventbrite.com. Search: What’s Your Path, City: Waterdown, ON.