The road to the seminars was a long one, but it was worth every ounce of work, determination, and cost! As I write this, I'm thinking about those in our community who didn't attend and I wish they had. The opportunity to hear Dr. DeMille speak personally was an incredible experience. He spent two days teaching us how to be truly great mentors to our children. It was everything I had hoped it would be.
For me, the seminar came just in time! It's been a hard summer and it's been easy to get distracted. I was beginning to wonder if all that I've been doing was worth it. It takes a lot of commitment to be my child's mentor as opposed to their school teacher. I need to know them, really know them. I need to customize their education to each of them. I need to get an education so that I can be an example. It can be overwhelming!
So, it was a breath of fresh air to listen to Dr. DeMille speak of becoming a mentor. I was reassured that indeed, I can do it and it will be worth it! My children are worth the hard work. They are worth the time it will take to do an inventory. They are worth the time it will take to hold FEC and conduct interviews. Now is the time, and they are the generation that will need leadership education. They will face challenges in their life that will test them, and they are up to the challenge!
I encourage you to join a statewide TJEd Yahoo group. As a part of the Alaska TJEd community we can support and encourage each other. So, let's get to work and become the mentors our children deserve!