Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Louis 11, loves being a kid, he loves basketball, baseball and soccer but he is not really interested in school so his grades are Bs or Cs. His mom was really worried about him; she figured if Louis doesn’t focus on his school work he can’t be succeeding in life, there’s no place for him. But is this a reasonable worry. Let me investigate.
Don’t get me wrong, getting great amazing grades are really “plus factors in a kid’s life.” it gives kids a sense of accomplishment and it boosts child self-esteem. But getting good grades isn’t the only key to success in life. There are really more to grades than you really ever think. Grades are just written depiction of what is going on in a person’s head. Plus now a days the question is not “how smart are you” it is now how smart are you. We are moving from a grades paradigm to a talents paradigm. We are now leaving the narrow scene of intelligence. There is more to our kids than grades.
Lastly, in a latest study done at Harvard School of Psychology that indicates that a children success in life, is not good grades it’s not how well can a child read by aged 3, it’s not about how well a child’s mathematical abilities is by age 4, but it’s how well can they talk to their doctors because they want know about their health and they can talk to a person that have authority. Plus kids self esteem, if they are contented with their selves they are meant to succeed in life.
By Jonah Tenedora- Forte
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Andrew 14 a sophomore is studying at one of the best and most expensive school in America, but he cannot cope with the demands of the school. He said to his mom he wants to be move schools, but his mom said NO ANDREW YOU’RE NOT LEAVING THE SCHOOL BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO GRAUDUATE HIGH SCHOOL THERE BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE. But is it true that you will have a good life when you go to these kinds of schools?
For me (while this is just my own personal opinion) school is not a factor in child success at school and in life. For me it’s all about skills learning to paint, play sports or play musical instruments especially people who have learning differences. While schooling is really very important don’t make it this thing that that will consume all of your child’s life there are more to in having good grades they should have the emotional skills to deal with a certain challenges of a life without you.
By Jonah Tenedora- Forte
Your body is collapsing in front of you and you don’t have any control over it. this what happened to Tim Lafollete an accomplish movie maker and music man who died of ALS. ALS is Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also referred to as motor neurone disease (MND) in most Commonwealth countries and as Lou Gehrig’s disease in the United States—is a debilitating disease with varied etiology characterized by rapidly progressive weakness, muscle atrophy, muscle spasticity, difficulty speaking (dysarthria), difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and difficulty breathing (dyspnea). ALS is the most common of the five motor neuron diseases.
“There’s a huge difference for taking responsibility for one’s actions, and taking credit, and in this scenario I think we need to give credit where credit is due. I won’t take responsibility for my teacher’s drinking problem, but I will take credit for it.”
― Benjamin Tomes, Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind; Growing up with ADHD, before ADHD, Volume 1: Home