Are you a purposeful parent?
Do you want to help your child realize greater academic engagement, energy, civic participation and self-esteem?
As we we explored in yesterday's Purpose Revolution call [LISTEN HERE] with William Damon PhD at Stanford, purpose is the key to a successful adolescence. It expedites cognitive and moral development from pain avoidance to social norms, and from social norms to personal, transcendent and universal human values. Purpose provides internal motivation, long-term orientation and the impetus to make sacrifices for important purposeful goals.
William Damon is Professor and Director of the Center on Adolescence at Stanford University. For the past forty years, Damon has written on character development at all stages of human life. At the present time, Damon is working on projects aimed at studying and promoting civic participation, character, good work, and purpose across the life span. Damon's books include Noble Purpose (2003); The Path to Purpose: How Young People Find their Calling in Life (2008); and The Power of Ideals (2015) (with Anne Colby). William Damon is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the National Academy of Education.
You can learn more about William on his website and his faculty page at Stanford. or watch this talk he gave on adolescent purpose and schools.