If you aren’t a lover of Steve Harvey, you are sorely missing out on some great entertainment. I am particularly fond of his advice to young people and show it yearly to my high school students. What I have found is that by the time students get to high school, they have been so conditioned to sit, absorb, and regurgitate that they are ill-prepared for a world that expects them to act….to think…to contribute. And this is a terrible shame because, for the most part, these young kids are bright, respectful, and yearning to change the world. Of course there are bad ones…always have been…but they are few and far between. Our demise is not just around the corner as some would fear…at least not from the teenagers anyway.
As parents and teachers we must give them the skills to JUMP! Resilience is vital. Students need the buffer of the teen age years to mess up, regroup, and jump again. Life is scary and fun, terrifying and triumphant, a roller coaster of emotions and events, but mostly, it’s very short…guidance and role models are essential. I think Steve Harvey is a great example of doing something great with the powerful platform of entertainment.