So the latest entry in the world about which we can gnash our teeth about ‘kids these days’ is tiktok. Want to see how a great leader is addressing this latest version of ‘dumb stuff that some kids do’?
Here you go. Thank you Dr. Daniel!
Obviously when kids are causing literal damage to their school, that is unacceptable. Full stop.
But to think that getting rid of an app is the solution is foolish. There will be 17 new apps tomorrow. Dr. Daniel’s leaning into kids as family, loving them, building and strengthening bonds and relationships, is a great way to go. Probably the best way to go.
Mildly related, fidget spinners? Remember the tremor in the force about those? I actually wrote about those too.
In neither case is the thing actually about the thing. The thing is about kids. And grownups. And those two things together deciding that doing unacceptable things won’t fly in this place where we care for each other. Relationships, trust, acceptance, and love are at such a place that a kid can’t imagine letting the people down who have built those relationships in the first place.
We’re good at that. Building relationships, trust, acceptance, and love are our foundational work.