Friday, February 27, 2015

Teaching Kids to Forge Thier Own Destiny With

"Mistakes are proof that you're trying."

"You can't beat someone who never gives up."

These are the quotes that I've been repeating to myself -- and Aiden -- over and over and over again this week.

It's been a struggle, these past few weeks. Maybe it's the winter blues, maybe it's the daily grind, maybe it's all the things I (we) have been dealing with these past few months, maybe it's... life. And it just so happens to be our season to go through some things.


But even in the midst of all the crazy and all the things life throws, I've been trying to foster some resilience in little man. By letting him know that he has to keep going, he has to keep trying, he has to keep pushing to forge his own path.

We've been talking. A lot. About goals and what he wants to accomplish by the end of first grade (moving up reading levels and getting to the "really" hard book in math). About dreams of what he wants to do and be when he grows up. And about vision. Because without a vision, he won't be able to accomplish any of his goals.

Start 'em young, right?

We've also been doing. Practicing reading and math and really challenging his ability. Reading books about kids who've forged their own paths. And now, watching Netflix movies about the same.

Here are two movies that are currently streaming on Netflix that'll help drive home the message that I'm trying to teach Aiden:

Ever After High

Ever After High is a boarding school for teens destined to follow in their famous parents' fairytale footsteps. But, as in every high school and with every adolescent, there's drama. Lots of it. Some characters will embrace their "happily ever afters," but others will choose their own destiny and rewrite their stories.

Richie Rich 

The Netflix's original series premiered earlier this month on February 20th and has been getting rave reviews. Aiden's seen the original movie and I know he'll love this one as well.Turns out that refusing to eat your veggies will yield amazing financial gains.

{Disclaimer: As a member of the Netflix Stream Team Blogger Ambassador Program, this post is sponsored by Netflix. Thank you for supporting Mommy Delicious.}


  1. My kids absolutely love netflix. It makes me wonder why I even still pay for cable. LOL! They even have their own little profiles set up -- eliminates me having to see their cartoons in my Recently Watched section.

    I've never heard of these two shows but I can bet my bottom dollar my children know them.

  2. It's good that I can read such a great article.
    ugly girls


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