"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." - Chinese Proverb
As parents, our ultimate goal is to ensure that our children continue to thrive and transition seamlessly into adulthood. Some of us really do want our kids to study hard in hopes of them becoming a crazy rich Asian! And correct, the only way for them to be successful in life is through education and education only. Hence strong parental emphasis on relentless hours of prepping for SAT, playing seven different musical instruments, Kumon investments, badminton competitions, academic olympiads, and top it all off with taking at least 32 AP's their sophomore year.
And no, we are not talking about Advance Placement classes in high school but are referring to that awful, teenage Attitude Problem! Yes, your child will continue to enroll in countless amount of AP's until they exit your home. Question is, will you as their caregiver give them enough support to help them pass these tough exams? According to our LYF Parent Survey, about 50% of our parents are concerned about their child's behavior and overall life skills management. The proof is in the pudding. The dreaded teenage attitude problem is real and another stage of life that requires your patience, prayers, and commitment to strengthening your child's faith to overcome this.
THE STAGES OF LYF
Let's cut to the chase. Ever since they were a baby, your hopes and dreams is to help them get into Stanford or at minimum in the top 3 UC's!! Well, LYF can make that happen!
Actually, just kidding. On a serious note, we cannot guarantee admission to Stanford or UCLA. What LYF can guarantee is our commitment to your child's religious learning. Alongside with the family's commitment, the tools provided by LYF curriculum will serve your student well and across all stages of life. Our hope is to equip all students with LYF skills so they know when to circle back to the church when tempted to deviate from God's work.
Seriously, what good will a degree from an ivy league university do for you or your child if it leaves them spiritually empty and frustrated?
"BUT MY CHILD IS ALREADY SO BUSY WITH SCHOOL AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES........THEY HAVE NO TIME FOR LYF........."
Religious LYF and academic LYF are in tandem, with religion at the forefront. If you think about it, tools for success i.e. integrity, resilience, and emotional intelligence are all traits that our Lord exudes. Life without learning these characteristics leave our youth feeling more lonely and disconnected. Without God's teachings and blessing, their academic passion and career goals will eventually come up short.
LYF Parents are requesting a curriculum that provides more opportunities for volunteerism and fellowship that will help students learn more about the bible within their Catholic peer group. Pertinent life skills is a part LYF curriculum and will be included every step of the way. Our LYF mission is to strengthen students faith by helping them feel more connected to the church. And guess what?? Top tier universities are seeking out well rounded individuals that not only have high GPA's and test scores, but also seek out candidates that have solid communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills who can play nice in group settings. Isn't that what LYF is all about?