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Thomas Slatin Quote

  • May 11, 2020

“Asking a child what they want to be when they grow up is very limiting, as it narrows down the possibilities to career opportunities. The better question is to ask a child who they want to be and what they dream of doing with their life.” —Thomas Slatin, Belong

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25 Comments on Thomas Slatin Quote

  • Alex says:
    May 26, 2020 at 11:11 PM

    This is a very good point. I did not even think of it that way ha ha. I learned something new today and a very good words to live by.

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  • Sylvia says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:12 PM

    I wish my parents knew about this when I was young. I fall in the latter group of kids who were asked what they wanted to be.

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  • Storm says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    I think it’s time you published a book with all your quotes. I find them all very insightful and full of knowledge.

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  • Anderson says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:09 PM

    Indeed, kids need to model their lives after someone they look up to. I love your quote.

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  • Shantel says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:08 PM

    “The better question is to ask a child who they want to be and what they dream of doing with their life.” I couldn’t have said it better if I tried.

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  • Louis says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:07 PM

    You would make a great father Thomas. This is the mentality of a great parent.

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  • Teddy says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    I am in total agreement with this. Asking a child what they want to be is limiting.

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  • Daphne says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    This is a very insightful view. You have a beautiful mind.

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  • Oliver says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:13 PM

    I have never thought about it this way. But now that I think about it, this is very true.

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  • Patricia says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:11 PM

    I am glad to have read this early enough. I will not make this mistake with my child.

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  • Meg W says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:10 PM

    This is very true. A child should never be limited in their dreams.

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  • Roy says:
    May 26, 2020 at 4:10 PM

    This is the most amazing thing I have heard today. Great quote Thomas.

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  • Mery Castle says:
    May 26, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    It is very important to know how to ask children questions so that they extend their thoughts and do not limit themselves. Thank you.

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  • Danielle M says:
    May 26, 2020 at 9:50 AM

    I agree, those are more apropiated questions for a child…

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  • brainedet says:
    May 26, 2020 at 9:42 AM

    Sometimes I believe children should be left alone to choose their own career path especially if they have role models and want to be like them.

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  • Janine Bocateja says:
    May 26, 2020 at 6:47 AM

    Some parents tend to force their child to be what they want in the future. It can seriously harm the child’s demeanour and psychology and probably would cause rebeliion. Parents have to be strict and supportive both at the same ways.

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  • David Mureithi says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:44 AM

    Well, there is a lot to the question. I also like your thoughts.

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  • conrad pranze villas says:
    May 26, 2020 at 5:21 AM

    Thank you so much for making your point, i will apply that knowledge to my students and of course to my very own children.

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  • vikram parmar says:
    May 26, 2020 at 2:37 AM

    A very great remark. The answer will not be based on how they view themselves in the time to come.

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  • Oyeyipo Oladele says:
    May 26, 2020 at 2:10 AM

    Your quote speaks my mind. I love this quote 56 of yours.

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  • jolly555 says:
    May 26, 2020 at 2:04 AM

    Alright I have learned a new one now. I will start asking my juniors when they dream to become and hear their response.

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  • Prince says:
    May 26, 2020 at 1:19 AM

    Yes, it narrows down the possibilities to career opportunitie; not making them think outside the box. We know their minds are so meek and easily shaped.

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  • Wilson Jake says:
    May 26, 2020 at 12:45 AM

    That’s true, asking them who they want to be instead makes you as an adult or parent help them achieve that goal. Wow, I wont make that mistake again

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  • Glad says:
    May 25, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    I wont agree less, because at that age what would they possibly know or have experienced? What their dreams or aspirations are, is more relative to them.

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  • Meldred Judith says:
    May 25, 2020 at 10:50 PM

    A very nice point of view. Their answer will be the basis on how they see themselves in the future.

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