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Kids Are Better At Their Roles Than The Actors That Have To Play Them.

Kids steal the show, have center stage, surrounded, flooded by the wash of bright spotlights.

You can not maine soap box derbyfool a kid either.

And what adult, parent, teacher would not bend over backwards to help kids?

 Remembering the goodness, the fresh young potential and need for fun and games that only a person in the fraternity of under 44 inches tall class can really take hold of, run with.

Kids make fun, games, recreation a major priority.

Maybe it is easier if most of your other life mechanics are handled by the parents.

The home room teacher, little league or basketball or hockey coach, etc.

Is the secret that kids may have a paper route, mow lawns, stack winter wood?

Or pick Northern Maine potatoes but don't have a mortgage, skate board maine musical kids youthpayments, house insurance or to settle up on the weekly grocery bill.

No worries about upcoming college tuition bills for themselves, or two brothers, one sister that eats around the same family dining room table.

So being freed up from the financial worries could be the secret.

To explain why adults get so serious, so fast. Why kids are always ready to drop everything, resume where ever they were in the last game. What you as an adult, parent do for fun often involves kids as the catalyst. Partly to make sure they have those family traditions, vacations, time each day to enjoy the short stint of their life called childhood.

Do you coach?

Not just because your kid is on the team and then had enough of that, but stick with it.

Do you sponsor maine high school hockey sportsyouth activities...

little league,

hockey,

soap box derby,

boy or girl scouts?

Summer camps, hiring kids on one of your local farm or business enterprises?

If you do, you know that it's not just doing something nice for kids.

It is the secret to seeing that goodness, the spark, remembering what it was like to be a kid yourself. And helping them learn responsibility, pride in doing their best. 

When you live in a small town, a place with a sense of community and being connected, helping each other is standard procedure. The whole village raises those kids. The role is a reverse to help kids like you were supported when you were a kid. Maine, get back to basics. Where kids are the entertainment, family, community is the purpose of being here.

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Comment balloon 16 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • October 02 2010 07:20AM

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I bet you are a great Dad Andrew.............

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 10 years ago

Andrew,

Awesome post about stepping up and teaching kids responsibility by example.  Parents need so to be involved activities with their children and work with their children.  Young people need ways to EARN and LEARN.  It's up to us to provide that.  Our children worked and their children do also. 

The two grandsons that are local and the granddaughter that is local, all three help on the farm and EARN AND LEARN.

Love the videos.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 10 years ago
Roger.... Thanks. Had one corker, try to be one too. Judi.... Teaching work ethic means kids will be responsible parents. Wow, you have grandsons. Farms are a great way to learn about how to work, to get a feeling of satisfaction from a job well done. Or just done (like picking rocks one more season when complete.)
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Andrew,,,

Great post about the need to not only guide children, but to support them with activities and community involvment.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) almost 10 years ago

Being a part of a community and making a difference...can't put a price on that lifestyle.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago

We were just talking about this last night at dinner. I told ActiveBob he needed to sign up and Coach Basketball at the Rec Center.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 10 years ago

Andrew, Great post and very well presented as always. Maybe I'll rethink the fact that when my twin daughters graduated in 04 I fled the H.S. gym. You are right...they need us.

Posted by Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker (Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 ) almost 10 years ago

ActiveChildren....good post...

To spotlight the subject matter only benefits us all...thank you Andrew....

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Kids also keep you honest as you can not tell them they should do this, this way if we don't ourselves. Kids can spot a phoney a 100 miles away. Your mentor as a real estate professional was your hardest teacher who challenge you. The four H instructor that told you sure you can...giving you a boot in the pants of confidence. To stretch, grow, reach and then in turn when the kid spell wears off and poof...you are an adult. Well, assume the position and help kids like you were helped, guided by the local villagers.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 10 years ago

Great work!

Posted by Derek Wood almost 10 years ago

What a great post Andrew! Thank you for reminding parents like me to take a time off from our busy schedules and get involve in our children's lives. We have so much to learn from our kids as they do.

Posted by Richard Gentry (Gentry Real Estate Group) almost 10 years ago
Lots of good advice here. Thanks for the reminder.
Posted by Corey Atherton (Suncadia Real Estate Sales Company) almost 10 years ago

Love the videos too Andrew!  Yes, the Maine village is an awesome place for kids to grow and learn from all, each neighbor (parent or not) chipping in to guide and support the flock.

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrew~  These parents that think they are doing their kids a favor by giving them everything and not requiring them work and earn their own way are in for a rude awakening!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrew -- Kids are only young once and we owe it to them to give them both a first class education, safety, security, but also simply let them be kids and experience what being a kid should be all about...even if that is a bit different for each one.  We keep those memories for a lifetime with us, and we should do all we can to ensure those are positive, happy memories.  I know I sure try as hard as I can.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 10 years ago

I borrow my Niece and Nephews to learn stuff and stay current with the "in" lingo and trends. Plus, it is plain fun.

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 10 years ago

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