Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child (Part 3)
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the little extra.
To not just stand up but also stand out, I need to learn what that little extra looks like.
I don’t know if I want to be a hero or not. I am not sure what that means, yet. I do know that I don’t want to be ordinary.
Quality # 3 – Perspective
I am little. I am young. Gosh, I am still in kindergarten.
But, that doesn’t mean I have to be selfish and only think about my own world. And how things effect me.
Daddy says I can learn little by little to see how the things I think and do effect others. He calls it the ripple effect.
We like throwing rocks in the ocean when we go to the beach.
SPLASH! And little waves make a circle around the splash.
Daddy says that the things we do often make little waves that touch other people.
I don’t always understand what he means, but I get the fact that what I do affects others. And I should think more than about just myself sometimes … often.
Daddy says that if I can do this, I will get perspective.
And when I have perspective, I will stand out when I stand up.
How does your mommy and daddy teach you perspective?
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.