What If

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“What if instead of worrying about whether we should give kids gold stars for participating or gold stars for being the best, we involve kids in real world activities where the end result of the activity itself is the reward? Teach them gardening, woodworking, repair skills, fiber arts, sewing, cooking. Get them out hiking somewhere with a gorgeous view. raise animals and have them learn to care about something other than themselves. Have them help out a grandparent or elderly neighbor. Our society has lost sight of what’s truly important in life. It’s time to find it again.”

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