Encouragement is Key!
When we think of raising children to be the best that they can be, we think of teaching them every single thing we can stretch into our time. Oftentimes, when we talk about teaching them the things they need to know, we think of popular mainstream subjects such as math, reading, science, and history. But, we also need to be encouraging them to be what they want to be, growing up and finding what makes them happy too.
Peter Reynolds has made one of my all time favorite books to encourage children, telling them that they are so much more than they can even fathom. In The Dot, Vashti insists that she can't draw. Her art teacher tells her to do any little thing she wants, so Vashti makes a dot. Her teacher asks her to sign it and hangs it up in the art room. This book inspires me because it's says you can do whatever you put your mind to and things aren't as big as we make them seem.