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 Post subject: Free-Range Parenting
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:54 pm 
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Location: Greece
My son wants to buy a gaming computer. He is 12.

He asked me how he could make money. I told him I cut lawns and had a paper route at his age.

He just left the house with a shovel and a pitch for shoveling walkways and sidewalks this morning.

“Idk when I’ll be back.”
First he told me “no one reads the paper anymore, dad” and “it’s not Summer, dad.”

But he kept thinking. As soon as the snow was announced his first thought was $.

Him telling me “idk when I’ll be back” warmed my heart more than this hot tea I’m drinking.

Free range>helicopter
I told him “don’t be discouraged by any ‘no’ answers he gets.

Each no is one step closer to a yes.

He can learn so much from this today

- approaches are good
- rejection isn’t bad
- people respect hustle
- how much $$ is worth
- sweat is good
- Community is good
He learned about hard work, the value of his time, strategic partnerships, market data, hustle, pricing mechanisms, and the beginnings of a sense on how to maximize revenue.

His effort and the lessons he learned today are the best present I could have gotten on my 43rd birthday. ... 3074131969 ... 31969.html

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

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