Have you heard of this movie? It is a documentary that highlights a trend in upscale schools and neighborhoods where kids are feeling like they have to constantly compete to be the best at everything. It is a place in where if you can't stay up or be the best, then you shame the family. If you can't win the medal, then you are sub-par. They go on to declare that there have been six suicides in the last five years from this USA high performing neighborhood.
Why do we feel that our kids have to be on a constant treadmill of competition against others? Why can't we just see them developing into their own uniqueness? Many people have stated that they don't want to seem like loser parents. They feel bad if their child can't keep up with the Joneses so to speak. They feel they have failed them is they can't provide the extra-curricular activities that others can.
When the kids were asked about all this other "stuff" they thought their parents wanted them to do, they responded with, "I didn't want to make them feel bad!" They thought that they had to go out and prove to everyone else that their parents were super heroes so they too had to be super heroes. The pressure gets to the kids and they get lost in everything because they don't know who they truly are inside that everything bubble. They are living a lie- a superficial world created to focus on attainment and not A self satisfying purpose.
Our children our unique and creative in their own right! An A on a test is not the only measure of their worth! We must appreciate the beauty and privilege we have been given to guide such a miracle of love and of God!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"