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Writing a Purpose Statment

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Writing a Purpose Statement is a workbook designed to help you and the young person you love to hold a meaningful conversation about their hopes, their dreams, and their pursuit of a meaningful destiny. The workbook culminates in a well crafted, personalized, mission statement with goals and objectives. The process is a fun way for you and the young person in your life to talk about some ‘meaning of life’ sort of things.








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Excerpt from 21st Century Parenting: Grow a Generation Tina Fey, the comedian, actress, writer and producer, describes what she calls the four rules of improvisation. Those rules apply to seeking a vision of your child’s (happy!) self in the future. The first rule of improvisation: AGREE and SAY YES. Challenge them to agree to every single …

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Writing a Purpose Statement

When the “have tos” are done, what does your child “want to” do?  Is it just the exhausted collapse before passive entertainment or do they pick up something they are passionate in: something beautiful they are creating; something new they are learning; some relationship they are making strong and healthy; some time set aside to …

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