As the race to achievement continues to speed up, the pressure to bolster a child’s “resume” becomes a powerful force for parents and children alike. Given that kids are growing up in a world that allows for instant comparison to what others are achieving (through awards, social media posts, gossip, etc.) the temptation to do more and more, earlier and earlier, creates an inherent dilemma in how we prepare our children for such a world.
In order to keep up with the perceived pace of success, kids are becoming increasingly concerned with the need to be “good” at something. With age, they also become more aware of who’s good at what, and subsequently compare how good they are at school, sports, music, art, etc., to what their peers exhibit. The need to be good at things, almost in desperation to stay in the perceived race, typically results in over-scheduling of associated skills, and lost time that used to be allotted for other lessons in life.
Good at Good is a school-based program designed to educate and reinforce the character and virtue development which is often sacrificed in the escalating “achieve at all costs” mentality which has trickled down into the innocence of youth. Our customized presentations and curricula promote the importance of being good at being good.
Programming is developed from scientific research on the myriad of health and performance benefits generated from being good, including lessons on:
Please contact us for more details on ways to help kids become Good at Good.