Giving Our Children HOPE
Hope in Hands

Giving Our Children HOPE

Your dreams, goals and aspirations all started with HOPE. HOPE is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. It is a healthy motivator. The idea of achieving what you have set forth provides a mental and physical gratification that validates your hope. Hope is not naive optimism but a healthy way to develop appropriate and challenging goals that can be achieved. Hopeful people encounter challenges or difficulties w…ith the belief that better times and things lie ahead.

We need hope for a Healthy Outlook on Personal Empowerment for ourselves and our children. If your child demonstrates the desire to become a doctor or a teacher, you’re not going to discourage the dream; you’re going to encourage it right? Than what you are doing is providing your child hope. I remember reading Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” as a young girl. Dickinson describes hope in terms of a bird that perches in the soul. For me, it allowed a young girl to use writing as a way to create my own vision of hope through the use of metaphors. I began to write more and more and before I knew it, I brought hope to life on paper.

While parents provide the first, and arguably the most important, adult influence in a child’s life, positive, supportive student-teacher relationships are essential to children’s success, particularly for kids at risk for poor educational outcomes. The impact of hope on a child’s life gives unbridled support and adverse circumstances don’t have to eclipse their lives. The foundation of Hope equals encouragement. We should believe in our youth and mentor them to success by allowing them to believe in their dreams.

Lola

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