Parents cannot rely on the public or private schools alone to develop the forward thinking capabilities of a child. Such capabilities are personalized rather than standardized needs. More than academics are required.
A child’s mind is always thinking about things that matter to that child personally. He/she imagines and looks forward to what he/she will become someday. The child wants to be proud of himself/herself and his/her accomplishments as well as respect the family and dreams of the family he/she will have as an adult. A child at an early age needs to have an understanding of reality to be able and a plan for accomplishments in their life.
When a young student has no idea of where he/she wants to go or what he/she wants to be, self-doubt can set in. By providing a consistent source of learning activities that provide goals and objectives and the rewards for success, permanent thinking pathways are established in the brain. These thinking pathways welcome the unknown and the thrill of solving what was previously unfamiliar.
Americans have created the most advanced civilization that offers better health and more wealth than any other civilization in history. The reason is individual freedom that allows each person to pursue his/her own dreams as long as the individual puts forth the effort, works hard in constructive ways that benefit the individual and others as well.
Parents cannot expect their children to simply wander their way into the future and succeed. Children must be prepared for a future in order to have a place where their talents are needed. This requires early personal interest and development of the brain of each child for that child to be a creative thinker.
Preparing a student to become the leader rather than the follower, requires a broader base of learning than academics alone. Leadership requires self-awareness, vision and strategy, ethics and integrity, communication, collaboration and valuing others. The opportunities to explore and respond to these characteristics are within all AYM learning activities.