Surviving and Thriving (in High School and Life)

Surviving & Thriving (in high school & life)Many kids struggle with their sense of worth and forget who they really are during high school. For high achieving kids, some get so caught up in the tests and grades that they start believing that they are not good enough if they don’t get accolades from their teachers.

Many adults. I would argue, get caught up in the same thing in the form of appearance, career status, and wealth.

I am extremely proud of my daughter for her boldness in sharing her story and what she’s learned over her high school years. Her message, given this week in front of the students and faculty at her school, is resonating with both her peers and adults. If you have 15 minutes, this is a good reminder to focus on what’s really important, both in the way we show kids’ their value and the way we live our lives as eulogy, not resume, builders.

Tuesday Talk – Charlotte Monke ’16 from Cate School on Vimeo.

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I'm blessed to have five great kids (ages 13-23) call me “Mom.” As a summer camp director for the past 30 years, I've also had the privilege of working with thousands of kids, college-age counselors, and parents. I follow the latest research and trends on parenting, education, and children’s development and love to share what I learn!

3 Comments
  1. Wow! What a bold, bold girl. How on earth did you keep it together listening to this? I totally lost it and she’s not even mine. I can’t even imagine how much pride you must be feeling.

  2. Audrey, Charlotte’s speech touched me. I feel like so many people should hear her warmth, eloquence, and wisdom that I hope many take the time to watch. Angi

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