I recently had a client tell me that he had no purpose. Yes, no purpose! This was concerning to me and I knew I needed to investigate this a bit.
I think it is easy as an adult to forget that not only do we need to have purpose but so do our children.
So, what does it mean to have purpose? According to Miriam-Webster, purpose is the reason something exists, an intended end; aim; or goal. Purpose gives us meaning. It offers us direction and guidance along our journey. Sandi Schwartz writes, “Positive psychology researchers have discovered that people who have a clear purpose in life experience less pain and anxiety. Feeling good about the future is important for our emotional well-being. Having a purpose gives us direction and something to look forward to. Without goals and a purpose, we just go through the motions of life and can start to feel numb and depressed.” This statement is supported by the Director of Stanford’s Center on Adolescence, Dr. Bill Damon, who says, “The biggest problem growing up today is not actually stress; it’s meaninglessness.”
So, the question then becomes how can we help our kiddos find purpose? In the article, How to Help Your Kids Find A Purpose, there are a few simple questions that are helpful in helping our kiddos explore their purpose:
Ask them what they think their best qualities or strengths are.
Ask them whether they have good relationships with other people.
Ask them about times when they have made a difference, made someone feel better, felt appreciated for doing something, or helped someone out.
These questions can help plant seeds and encourage our children to think about what contributions they can make to this beautiful planet.
So, after doing a bit of research about having a purpose, I believe having a purpose is a strong link to being happy! And we all deserve to be happy!
I would love to hear what gives you purpose? What gives your child(ren) purpose? And how you help your child explore their purpose?
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Join me in congratulating Hosannah for successfully completing her Davis Dyslexia Program!
This is what Hosannah had to say about the changes she has experienced since learning new tools -
"Big amounts of reading don't feel so big anymore."
"Punctuation is more clear."
"I can write faster and still write neatly when I use my dial."
HIGH FIVE, Hosannah, for a wonderful job done!
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