I have a very unique child, I believe we all do!
My son was a premie, so I read all about it while I spent 21 days at the hospital! I was expecting all the normal delays premies have, but he didn’t….he was a late walker, but that’s about it!
He started speaking when he was 6 months! Yes, I have videos!! He has always known what he wanted as far as his passion, which has been technology!
At the age of 9 he decided to open his Youtube Channel to show his games and intros! Hope you have a chance to check it out, since he opened it on his own and uses 4 programs to make the intros, with knowledge that is beyond my understanding!
Here is the intro he made for one of my Disney Cruise recap posts:
You can understand how excited I was to receive the news that he was recently invited to be a part of the HP Gen Z program where Teens will be sharing their love for technology!
For us, it has always been about nurturing his dream! I love this Disney quote:
“All our Dreams can come True.
If we have the courage to pursue them”
He informed us he wants to be an animator! He told us the other day, he want to attend UCLA because “that’s in LA where things happen for animators”! He’s probably right! I just hope he’s first internship is at Disney Studios, but that’s on my vision board, not his…..I believe he’s just excited to get any open doors and jump into the journey to live his dream!
My husband is more like a down to earth kind of guy….you need to get a job…..for me, yes, he needs responsibilities, but I truly believe his path to financial freedom will come, if he does something he really loves and lives his dream and I am here to help make that happen!
This week I watched an interview with the author of “From Cradle To Stage”, Virgina Grohl. She narrates the chronicles of 18 moms of accomplished music industry artists, like Josh Groban and Dave Grohl, her son! What they all have in common is the fact that they supported their children to live their dream and that support was fundamental to allowing them to be who they are!
Here is her book, thought you would like to check it out:
I thought it was important to share my story to encourage other mother’s to nurture their children’s own dreams, embrace their special gifts instead of trying to push extra curricular activities that make you proud, but that some of the children don’t even care for….
We always let our son choose his sport and his activities and don’t push when he tells us, he’s no longer interested in some of them!
Have you ever asked your child if he/she liked to run around like a maniac between soccer, football, other sports, ballet, piano, guitar? Have you? Have you thought for a second that maybe seeing your child doing those things are your dreams, not theirs?
I know we think we know better, but maybe we don’t! Asking our children and really listening is a life lesson, I’ve learned early on, from a very strong willed child!
The fine line is to know when to give them a choice and when to make sure they are making the right ones! I’m still working on that!
Maybe one day I will be writing a book about my son being a famous studio animator, maybe not, what’s important is that I will be able to sleep knowing I did my best to support and encourage his dreams, because I do believe there’s power in them and that they DO COME TRUE!
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