I know I said in earlier posts that I had decided not to have New Year's Resolutions this year, but when I read the following just now, it has motivated me to reconsider. I have read some excerpts from the book All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and I love the simplicity and truth of the book. I feel like kids are so much better prepared for life at the age of 3, 4 and 5 years old then when they graduate from high school or college. I watched (and showed to my college students) this video about education reform and one of the statistics that truly stood out to me was the one about divergent thinkers and the fact that Kindergarteners outscore professionals by huge amounts. It is as if the way we choose to focus our attention and our goals ends up driving all creativity, empathy and, in many ways, goodness, out of us. So, I will try to remember these 13 Sweet and Simple Resolutions as shared by Milkshake Kids today.
I can learn so much for these myself and I hope that I can teach my daughter many of them! I hope you too can learn something from them and keep them in mind as you go through your days in 2012. Thanks Milkshake Kids for the great inspiration!