Homeschool your kids
Everyone can homeschool their kids. In fact, you’re already doing it. Every weekday afternoon and evening. Every weekend. Every school holiday. Every hour that your kid isn’t in regular school, they are being homeschooled.
You need to act on this. Discuss important things at the dinner table. Talk to them about things that matter. Challenge them to think for themselves and form their own opinion. No right or wrong. No test. Just trying to figure out things for themselves. Expressing their opinions and discussing them. Learning to see situations from different perspectives. Coming to the realization that real life isn’t much like school; there’s no right answer and to make a change you have to cooperate with others.
Get them started on their own projects. Whatever that might be. Don’t fill their evenings and weekends with sports or other organized activities, make sure they also have time for something else. To have time to find out what their interests are and create something around that.
Teenagers have all the time in the world to create things. They spend a lot of time playing computer games or using social media. If you can engage them in something else, at least part of that time, they can accomplish great things. Just look at Greta Thunberg, she went on strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament. Last week, she gave a talk at the UN climate conference in Katowice. Especially invited by the UN leader António Guterres.
Challenge your children to step out of their comfort zone. Encourage them to think for themselves. Help them create something meaningful.
Who knows how far they can go?