Children have had a crazy 2 years with the pandemic, this we know. I recently saw a presentation by George Maurer, a self-described adventure cyclist, musician and storyteller who travels all over the country and the world on his bicycle!! It is even a sustainable bike!
George travels to a myriad of places shipping his dissembled bike and re-assembling it when he arrives at his destination. And oh the places he has seen!! He has designed a presentation as a 50 minute travel log for school assemblies. What did I like best? That he meets so many new people and what is his lesson for kids/people? How to make new friends, find something you have in common! Simple, but elegant!
It can be: cooking, art, sports, music, skateboards, writing, robotics, eating, drama, a cappella singing, hiking, a foreign language, badminton, dinosaurs-it can be anything!!!
I was consulting in a school the other day and saw some 11th graders coming out of a adjunct space in the school library. One of the boys while walking out accidentally knocked something over that made a loud noise and what did he do? He turned to the girl behind him and said, "I'm sorry if that scared you." Wow, THAT young man is a winner!!
Teach your kids to make friends by finding commonality and go out and find an adventure!!
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