The F.A.K.E List – Failing At Kid Empowerment

Everywhere you look today, easy is all around kids. A human safety net surrounds them. Parents are reducing the challenge, sugar-coating the value of the struggle.

The F.A.K.E. List
(Failing At Kid Empowerment)

Everybody’s a winner
Trophies for winning nothing
Green belts now black belts
No keeping score
Everybody’s special
Everybody plays
Limited competition
Instant gratification
No consequences
No accountability
A reset button
Negotiating
No cuts
No child left behind
Children left on their behind.

Over-structured
Over-instructed
Over- entitled
Over-enabled
Over-praised
Over- traveled
Over-booked
Over-indulged
Over-fed
Over-kill

Over- equipped
Over-protected
Over kid-friendly
Over-rewarded
Over-video gamed
Over-stimulated
Over-air conditioned
Over-comfortable
Over-sedentary
Over-board

Daddy ball
Helicopter parenting
Sugary snacks in sports
Sugar water on the bench
Limited recess
Under-exercised
No tag
No choosing sides
Limited face time
Limited free play
Limited direct interaction
Limited growth
Under-developed

The F.A.K.E. list continues to grow…

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