Inspire your kids (using other kids). teach your kids
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”inspiration” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Today our inspiration was an activity we did with our kids earlier this year. It was an activity prompted by our daughter asking us ‘why most heroes in films were men’, so we decided to find some real life heroes who are women. In this case, we found a film about an amazing girl called Laura Dekker, who for those of you who don’t know her story, Laura became the youngest person at age 14 to sail solo around the world.

The film is called Maidentrip and it is on Netflix.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”why is this important?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]It’s one thing for kids to see adults do amazing things,but it’s another thing entirely to see other kids do incredible stuff. Our kids were mesmerised by the film. Seeing a young girl be so brave, ambitious and self-sufficient was quite an eye-opener and certainly made an impression.

We talked about the film for ages afterwards, both the good bits and the bad points  and we all decided that we had to go and do something that would take us out of our comfort zone.  So within a week, we had all signed up for 2 martial arts classes, gymnastics and an art class!

The great thing is we now all have a reference point, a family reminder of someone who fought against the odds, history, her own Government (who wanted to stop her), loneliness and the weather in order to fulfil her dreams.  So when things get tough, or we start to flag in the face of adversity, then we all remind ourselves of this film to keep us going.

If you don’t have Netflix, you could always watch the film with their free trial, or you can find some inspiration here, which is a list of 9 TEDTalks by other impressive kids.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”the daily lifehack summary” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1466011360963{border-top-width: 3px !important;border-right-width: 3px !important;border-bottom-width: 3px !important;border-left-width: 3px !important;padding-top: 40px !important;padding-right: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;padding-left: 40px !important;background-color: #ce879f !important;border-left-color: #58646d !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #58646d !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #58646d !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #58646d !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”]

Inspire your kids

Exercise 1: Watch Maidentrip (or another inspirational kid).>
Exercise 2:Each family member choose a new activity to take them out of their comfort zone!
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