As a review for those of you who were there and a point of information for those of you who were not, we had a wonderful session together discussing dreams. There is great new book out by Alex and Brett Harris entitled Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. It talks about how today's society has reduced the expectations of those in their teens to an unprecedented low level--and teens AND their parents have stooped to meet this low level of expectation. When teens are presented with a very high level of expectation of what they can and need to do and who they can and need to be, they rise to meet those expectations.
The Harris twins also have a website in which they discuss a lot of their concepts (www.therebelution.com).
Terry and I and our kids are in the process of reading this book aloud in a Shock Family Meeting at least 3 evenings each week. We are articulating our dreams and structuring our family life so that we can accomplish those dreams. Our kids are learning that THEY can do the hard things as well. At the Homeplace, the Shocks have decided that we will make a difference--all four of us--and that the world will be a better place because we have lived.
At the Homeplace and in Arkansas, we have issued a challenge. What are your dreams and what will you do in the next two months to accomplish them?
Several of the dreams which were shared in the group were incredible...there is no doubt in my mind that these young women can and will make a huge mark on the world in the weeks and months to come!
I hope to see a lot of what they are thinking and doing posted here...it inspires all of us!