I read a quote that said “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he is meant to be”. A parents we put expectations on our children similar to the expectations parents had a hundred years ago, study hard and do good at school.

Pretty much everything depends on how well they do at school, their pocket money, their gifts, what they become in the future. However the way the world is changing so fast I feel the need to change the way I approach the expectations I have of my children.

You see I wasn’t that great at school, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t good at other things. My mother used to say I was always a good speaker, I love theatre, and I loved telling stories. Unfortunately those things didn’t help me much at school, unless I was trying to act like I sick or talk my way into a D from the exam I just failed.

But in the real world those skills, speaking, writing and presenting, are how I make a living and provide for my family. I am good at those things and I focus on growing and developing that every day of my life.

I know school is important, but what I believe is more important is that my kids find out who they are and what they are good at. Then I do everything I can to help them grow and develop into who they were born to be.

I don’t know what the world is going to look like 20 years from now, in this day and age it’s hard to guess what the world is going to look like next week. But I believe that the best way I can prepare my children and their generation is to help them find their passion, and show them how to work hard and bring their passions to life.