#5. Tell your children stories from your childhood.
Not just the pretty ones. Share the time you lied and got caught. Share the time you hurt a friend and still regret it.
There is power in passing on our stories of failure, mistakes, and regrets. Stories stick. And vulnerability begets vulnerability.
Our children will be called upon to solve their own problems at Acton Academy. Why?Because reading about moral dilemmas does not create wisdom. Life experience does.
Let’s help our children face life’s challenges with a reservoir of rich stories from which to draw. They are then armed to create better endings than we did.