Last week I witnessed the child of a famous actor approach her soccer coach and ask for his autograph. A number of kids – my own included – quickly followed suit.
Was this coach a superstar? An up and comer?
He was just a young guy from England who signed up for a summer teaching kids to play soccer, but to a bunch of little kids he was a hero, a god among men.
There’s a lesson in this, isn’t there? We spend so much time worrying about the influence celebrities are having on our kids. Go on the Internet, and you’ll find thousands of articles instructing parents on “how to talk to their kids” about each and every celebrity scandal.
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But at the end of the day, most kids could care less what Snooki or Kim Kardashian have done lately. They’re too busy building pedestals in their mind for the people they see every day. Their teachers. Their coaches. Their parents.
It’s almost freeing.
We need to live up to it.
Who are YOUR kid’s heroes?
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