Do You Cheer For Your Kid’s First Name Or Last Name

  • Academics, athletics, the arts, relationships, learning to walk / talk, etc.
  • We all watch our child “perform” in numerous ways.
  • When you watch your child perform, are you cheering for their first name or their last name to succeed?
  • If you’re cheering for their last name, you may be making their success your success. And their failure your failure. That’s dangerous.
  • Cheering for their first name makes their success their own. That’s healthy.
  • If you’re not sure who you’re cheering for, ask your child. They know.
(I wish I could remember who introduced me to this idea. Whoever you are, the credit is yours.)

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