Archives: May 2015

Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys…Let’em be Doctors or Lawyers and Such

Why are we doctors or lawyers or other such professionals? We’re analytical and creative, persistent and interpersonal. Where did we get these skills? Look at what your mom has done to develop these skills from an early age through college. Most of us came of age when our mothers were encouraged to take an active role in our development and not just simply cook dinner and make sure we washed behind our ears. When you were just a toddler, she read books to you, played games with you and exposed you to your environment. My mom tells me that when she was younger, her preschool learning involved washing dishes and darning socks. Our moms, however, encouraged us to ask questions and they pressed us for answers. When interacting with relatives or family friends, my mom was taught to be still and to be quiet, while we were encouraged to listen and participate in conversations in a respectful manner. In short, she encouraged you to think. (more…)

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