Your Wilberforce News Sift



Week of 4/5/19:


Do you want happy, healthy, successful kids, or do you want them to be mature?

What do most parents desire for their children is it to be happy, to look good, to be successful; or should it be maturity? If we are pursuing the equipping of mature young adults how do we get there as parents and educators? The recent college admissions scandal highlighted trends in parenting that are pervasive and detrimental. We have sifted the news and found two articles which reflect on these trends, and comment on how we as parents and educators can respond differently to help build mature young adults who will do hard things even when they do not want to.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/college...

https://www.wsj.com/articles/kids-dont-become-succ...