elevating child care

The Gift of Intrinsic Motivation

“You can be anything you want to be.” Sounds like an empowering affirmation to give children, right? And yet these encouraging words from my mother created confusion and pressure, and I’m still not sure why. I think I heard “the sky’s the limit,” and it seemed too overwhelming. I thought I had to soar. Would it be enough to just be me? I believe I would have benefited from the more down-to-earth advice...

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