“What do you want to be when you grow up?”TodayonRaising Adultswe dive into this age-old question that so many kids get peppered with from adults. It's an interesting questionconsidering somany of us are probably still trying to figure it out ourselves. Brace yourselves; Kira came up with an acronym in this episode! So, join us today as we unpack thisfamousquestion and what wereallythink about it.
"Now I think it's one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child - What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something, and that's the end." - Michelle Obama.
"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down'happy.’They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." - John Lennon.
Kira shares what she wanted to be when she grew up(5:16)
Deana shares what she wanted to be when she grew up(7:51)
Connecting with children and generational gaps(10:04)
Being a Future Focused Parent and having room to be fluid(12:15)
Kira talks about feeling locked in to a decision she made at nine(16:27)
The importance of knowing your child's personality(17:44)
Giving kids the room and option to change their mind freely(20:15)
If Deana and Kira could change jobs right now and do anything - what would it be?(26:36)
Don't miss this episode as we dive into thisclassicquestion and how we can change the conversation to be more Future Focused for our kids.
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If your parenting ever feels like a game of whack-a-mole, we’ve got you. If you are a Type-A planner who wants to parent proactively, we’re here for you. If you find yourself somewhere in between….that parent who longs to parent with intention, but often ends up reacting to situations as they arise, you are our people! Our distinct philosophy - Future Focused Parenting – takes center stage on the podcast. We open every episode with our own personal “why” to demonstrate bringing intention to specific parenting issues. Then we dive into the “what” and “how” of each topic, moving quickly into actionable tools and strategies our listeners can start using right away. As your co-hosts, we bring our professional experience to bear, but never fail to share our own struggles as parents. In addition, we have some unique differences in our personalities and beliefs. This dynamic creates a distinct feel, allowing our listeners to explore varying ways to approach parenting topics and ultimately decide what works for their family. We invite you to listen to the groundbreaking parenting podcast that starts with the end in mind. Stop raising kids; start Raising Adults!