All schools want to produce leaders. It's a noble thing to want to do.
No. 1 was given an application to fill out for the National Honor Society recently. On it were questions about where all the student volunteers on a regular basis, what activities the student is involved in, what organizations the student is involved in in which they held leadership positions both in and out of school, honors and awards the student has received.
Just reading the application made me feel like a slug who wasn't a good enough person, let alone a good enough mom who exposes her children to as many volunteer opportunities as the day can handle. If I was a good mom, I would be setting up situations in which she can take a leadership role.
I mean, can't she just put on the application,
"Regarding volunteering and leadership skills: I am the first born of five children."
Nuff said. N'est ce pas?
I'm wondering, if all children grow up to be strong leaders, who will be the followers? Who will be the doers?