Are we teaching our kids to reach too far? It’s highly unlikely that our children will actually make it to the Olympics, so why fill their heads with big dreams that can’t possibly come true?
The impossible happens all the time
It’s true, the odds are long on a given child progressing all the way to the Olympics. In fact it’s downright unlikely that they will. But it’s not impossible.
When a child starts reading, it can seem impossible to them that they’ll ever read easily – those letters are just jumble of shapes and lines. However given time and practice, most kids learn to read. The same is true with any big goal – anything seems impossible to a person who is just starting out, but what if you never tried? Then you’d never have learned how to read, or walk, or drive a car (or fence!). Those things all seemed impossible to you at one point – pie in the sky things that were so far out of your reach.