But What IF ?

If they cancel the rest of the school year, students would miss approx 6 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education…


What if instead of falling โ€œbehind”, this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out.

What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing.

What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet.

What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?

What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home?

What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less?

What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home.

What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday?

What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place?

What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?

What if they are AHEAD?ย 

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. As a dad of a 3-year-old, this post has been excellent and particularly moving. My wish for my child to remain unscathed when all this mess ends is essentially transformed to a more awakened type of determination to use all this time and relaxed energy to help develop her to become a part of a better, more thriving, and generally more focused generation. It reminds me that as fire certainly destroys, it could also forge. Wonderful thought; Iโ€™m grateful for the sense of perspective during a time when perspective is really very easy to lose.

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    1. Thank you so much mindful panda blog for penning this to me. Itโ€™s very important to hold on to your values and impart them in our kids during this unprecedented time.

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  2. pvcann says:

    Much better results in my view ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. pvcann says:

        When our sons were in school I used to give them days off so we could do other things, we all enjoyed and learned in different ways ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Wow , not many parents do that. Deliberately bunking to spend the day together. Hats off to you and your parenting skills. This is something to learn, a welcome break

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      3. pvcann says:

        Yes, it was frowned on by my peers but it was such fun. And it is so important for mental health too.

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      4. Cannot agree more ….

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  3. krish says:

    Yes…look for the positives…make best use of time..

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  4. I love this. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. You are very welcome


  5. Jaya Avendel says:

    I absolutely love this and cannot agree more. Looking around me, I am seeing so many families coming closer together. And while it may that what school teaches is good, family often teaches the important things, like empathy, that schools gloss over. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. True that ๐Ÿ™‚

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