Many people are attracted to this blog for different reasons. But quite a number of them have asked me some form of the same question – why have we put in all of the time and effort to develop this site? So let us explain: We are the parents of six children who range in age from a toddler to teens. We realize each and every day day that there are so many core values, beliefs, and lessons that we want to instill in our children. We assume that many parents have the same desire and goal for their families.
We are trying to help our children challenge themselves, and to teach them why trying for success is important. We want our children to realize that everyone fails from time to time, and that they should not be afraid to try just because they will fail from time to time. We try to stress how they should avoid bad influences and to choose individuals who are good role models to learn from and grow with. We try to show them how they can learn from almost all people they encounter. We try to instill in them the idea of trying to identify, and learn from, the goodness of each person.
We also try to instill ways to avoid and deal with peer pressure, and teach the importance of standing up for someone who is being bullied or mistreated in any way. We try to teach the importance of learning to admit when they make a mistake, and to accept responsibility for their actions. We strive to model that behavior by admitting when we are wrong, and apologizing when we should apologize.
One of the main purposes of Inspire Conversation is to help parents in their quest to raise children who live compassionate and ethical lives and act with empathy towards others. The stories included on this site are usually random, and come from a variety of sources. The lessons are inspired by things we read and see, as well as the many people we are fortunate to interact with on a daily basis. The lessons come from all over.
The common denominator is that they all can help you in your quest to expose your children to what is important in life, and to help mold your children into adults who want to better their community and, hopefully, have a great impact beyond their community. Most of the blogs are discussed at our own table. Our children have their own opinions about these topics. Many times they agree with one another (and with us), and other times there is respectful disagreement. Reading these blogs together with your children will be an excellent bonding experience. You can use the inspirational and other stories to teach important life lessons, and core principles of life.
In short, this blog is our family’s attempt to document many (though not all) of the inspirational stories, important life lessons, and core principles of life...
We hope that everyone who visits Inspire Conversation will find stories that open up the lines of communication between parents and their children. We hope that within this blog you will find many inspirational or important lessons to teach your children. We have done a great deal of work to locate these life lessons and hopefully you can benefit from our work.
Please use this blog to teach your children, to enjoy your children, to deepen your relationship with your children, and equally important, to learn from and with your children. Working on this blog has been a great experience for all of us.
Please use this blog to teach your children, to enjoy your children, to deepen your relationship with your children. . .
Thank you for reading. We hope you can benefit from our journey…. it is a daily, amazing learning experience for our whole family. We feel incredibly blessed by this opportunity, and we are deeply humbled by it.
With best wishes and success on your parenting journey,
Naomi and Jason Greenblatt, along with Noah, Julia, Anna, Sophia, Avery, and Vera.