That boys should collect them and wear them like badges of honor. They are the residue of achievement, erased only to reset the scoreboard for measuring the next day’s activities.
We believe in the importance of play, of getting outside, getting dirty and making the most of those carefree days where responsibilities and obligations are just a blip on the horizon.
We believe exploration is essential, mistakes are the first step toward mastery and learning to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on the horse is one of the most important lessons in life.
And while bath time and body odor might not seem like the frontline in the struggle for independence, it’s the point where physiological changes meet philosophical ones, where tangible problems (i.e. dirt and smells) meet the desire for kids to make decisions for themselves. Our goal at Prep U is to provide choices for parents and boys that are both age appropriate and empowering at this critical stage of development.
Above all, we believe fun is the best teacher and the lessons we learn lost in moments of pure joy and exhilaration are those that last a lifetime.
So here’s to boys and parents and the eternal struggle of trying to keep them in the nest while simultaneously teaching them to fly.