I can’t stop thinking about it…
It comes to my mind constantly and I am frustrated that so few parents realize that “school” is actually robbing their children of a future.
I have said this before, but it needs to be repeated until we hear it:
How will our children become proficient in the area in which God has gifted them? THEY MUST BE GIVEN TIME TO BECOME PROFICIENT!
How much time?
Researchers say 5,000 hours spent on a task will create proficiency.
You do the math: That’s 10 YEARS at 2 hours per day (not counting weekends and taking 2 weeks off during the year). Consider that 2 hours per day is about what most public school kids spend doing homework rather than becoming proficient in their area of personal gifting.
Want your child to become (not just proficient but) World-Class in his/her area of personal giftings? Researchers say this takes 10,000 hours! That’s 2 hours per day for 20 YEARS or 4 HOURS PER DAY FOR 10 YEARS.
When do kids have that kind of time today to become proficient (or World-Class) in what they have a heart to do in life?
Do we really respect what God has put in our children to do with their futures? If so, do we make room for those giftings to flourish? Or, do we use up their time with things like “school”?