Children have a fundamental need to be seen and accepted for who they are…and when this need is met, they thrive.
We live in a competitive and uncertain world and parents understandably strive for the success of their children. But we now see that too often, our efforts to support our children can be misguided. We push them to excel in as many areas as possible and demonstrate excellence across the board, in order to get into the best schools and obtain the resultant advantages.
The irony, however, is that in an attempt to ensure success, parents can ignore the one thing that will guarantee children’s lifelong well-being: acceptance of who they are at their core. This is a key factor in unlocking a child’s highest potential.
Nancy Rose has lived the journey from unaccepted child to accepting parent and adult child, and has witnessed its power firsthand. She believes that it is time for a new model of parenting she calls Leading with Acceptance. Her forthcoming book, “Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want” (coming May 2013) offers parents the tools they need to see and accept their children for who they are, and be the leaders who can guide their children to become their best selves.
“I recommend Nancy Rose as a speaker who will inspire parents to embrace and guide their children based on the child’s nature. She is an engaging speaker who delivers a message that many of today’s parents need to hear.”
Janice Tres, Co-Director, Sunrise Montessori of Napa Valley