The Power of Adversity in Developing Grit

Gattaca is a movie that has inspired me since the day I first watched it. It is a movie about achieving your dreams even when nobody else believes you can – or should – achieve those dreams. If you’ve never seen it, you can read the plot summary below and click the link to theContinue reading “The Power of Adversity in Developing Grit”

Adversity – Why Children Need It

Adversity is the mother of progress. – Mahatma Gandhi There is a breed of parents called the “snowplow” parents who are said to be different from the helicopter parent. Where helicopter parents are known to hover over their children, snowplow parents are better known for attempting to smooth the road for their children. Helicopter parents hover and micro-manage out of fear. They observe everyContinue reading “Adversity – Why Children Need It”

Parenting: Adversity Breeds Success

I love movies about sports. They’re always really uplifting and there is so much to be learned from the experiences of the players. These are the kind of movies that provide plenty of talking points you can raise with your children… We watched another movie about baseball recently – MoneyBall. It is the story of BillyContinue reading “Parenting: Adversity Breeds Success”