Parents and educators alike have the challenge of trying to convince young minds that books are way cooler than video games or endless sports activities. It can be really challenging to find something to fit for them. The good news for everyone is that with the internet and sites like Amazon it’s much easier to find books on any subjects and get them to you, you don’t have to depend on the local library or school books. As a child I loved reading, but hated with a passion 99% of the books we were required to read for school. A big part of the reason for me was the ridiculous over-analysis of each book and the pressure to find something that may or may not have stood out to you while reading. I like to read because it shows insights into people and takes me on adventures that I may never go on, not to mention the exposure of my mind to new ideas and concepts and perspectives that can help in my relationships and work.
My goal in life is to help you see things from a different perspective. It’s that simple. My hope with each document, each conversation, each written word, each social media exposure is that something might catch you off guard and give you that little nudge to considering your situation a different way, to opening your mind to the absolute fact that there is more to the world than what you see.
We each have our own goals in life, some are 100% focused on being parents, or making money or having a partner/relationship. We each need goals and dreams for our lives to be full and fulfilling. We each have different goals and go about reaching our goals in different ways, it’s part of what makes each of us unique.
A universal goal for all of us should be to give our kids the best possible chance at life, and that means encouraging them to make friends, be active and read. The world opens up for us in so many ways with the internet, one of the greatest is being able to read and explore and learn about topics that interest you, even if they’re not topics that interest others. From the world of Harry Potter to Twilight to 50 Shades of Grey you are talking about some of the same people and some very different people. These books aren’t for everyone, and not everyone likes the subject matter. But there is something out there for each of us, as long as we’re willing and encouraged to explore our own path.
“If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.” Roald Dahl