Do you ever look at your kids and try to envision what they will be when they grow up? Will they be doctors? Lawyers? Will they excel musically? Will they have various IT jobs resulting in creating the latest "must have" technology? Will they be teachers? Politicians? Starving Artists? I want my children to succeed in whatever they choose to do. I want them to be happy with their achievements and want to be able to see their visions and not impose my own visions on them. There are millions of people who work to provide shelter and food for their families. There are far too few people who actually LOVE what they do and do it solely for that reason.
I want to expose my children to as many things as possible and let them find what excites them. I will not try to steer them one way or the other. I will support their decisions and do what I can to help them further their talents. I will not push. I will listen. We think that Boog would really enjoy playing on a baseball team. He thinks otherwise. He's 6. Does this fall under "exposing him to new things" or pushing him to do something we want him to try?
Tell me what you think.