What We’re Teaching Kids Today
The other day, John, a member of my Psycho-Cyb
coaching program, sent me the following note:
My 9 year old grandson has been having some trouble
in school over the last few months. My wife and daughter
were offering the usual threats/incentives. I took a different
tack. I told him that every morning when he gets out of bed
to imagine he is holding a HUGE report card that fills the room
and that there are A’s and B’s on it.
Also, that there’s all sorts of people who want to high five
him for the good grades. And to jump around the room
high fiving all those people. You should see the smile
on his face as he thinks about it.
Friday, I go over to his house to pick him up for the
weekend and right away he pulls me over to show
me his work book for the week. He says “Papa, I’ve
And the papers he showed me ALL SHOW IMPROVEMENT.
Matt, I love this little boy more than I’ve loved anyone
in the whole world. There’s no words that allow me to
thank you enough for teaching me how to help him.
MJF: John, the pleasure is all mine. What we teach young
children is incredibly important. And as you’ve said, it
all starts in the ‘magination.
Let me tell you a similar story with my son, Frank.
On Saturday Frank was getting ready for his
final soccer game of the year. It’s his first year in this
sport while many of the other kids in the league are
already in their third and fourth season. So Frank has
had a lot of catching up to do.
Before Saturday’s game, for the entire season, Frank
had only scored three goals. I told Frank that this number
was nothing to be ashamed of. Most important was that
he try his hardest; that he put forth his best effort, win or
lose, every time he plays.
Then I told him that the three goals he’d made were successful
experiences he could draw energy from and re-create,
over and over.
He asked how, so I guided him through a very quick
visualization, reliving the three goals he made. Then
I told him to imagine scoring one goal after another.
He did this for five minutes or so.
That was it.
Well, guess what happened in the game. Frank scored
But not just one goal.
And not just two.
He scored THREE goals in the same game.
Young children’s minds are wide open to the power of
suggestion. When you teach them how to imagine, how
to visualize, the results can come FAR, FAR FASTER than
adults who are skeptical and filled with doubt and fear.
Reminds me of the Bible passage on how we must become
like little children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
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