What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Introducing Thrively.com

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands
— Anne Frank

In partnership with Online Mom Media and Thrively.com  this post is written to provide valuable resources and information for families with children.  All opinions are my own.

The most common question asked to children when getting to know them is “what do you want to be when you grow up”?    That’s a hard question!

Did you know that since 2010 colleges and universities have reported over 1500 academic programs to the Department of Education?  How about that on average 61% of college students change their major in their second year?

Some online studies show that American families spend an average of $800 per child for summer activities alone.  Year round we send our kids to camps, lessons and programs in hopes they discover a passion.  But what if there was another way?   What if there was a tool that could help parents to identify their child’s strengths, discover passions and interests or find new activities and get inspiration from what’s happening around the globe?   There’s one tool that has good start on that and it’s called Thrively!

The biggest question I get when I talk about Thrively is what is it?  In a nutshell Thrively is an online discovery tool that parents and children use together to find a child’s unique strengths and introduce them to activities and interests they may not have otherwise considered.

It’s an easy sign up and approximately 25 minutes of fun in an easy to answer questionnaire that the child completes by clicking through.  And guess what? They’re learning about themselves the whole way!  The online strength assessment was developed by two of California’s leading pediatric neuropsychologists which gave me peace of mind that I wasn’t going to end up with some silly personality reading from Facebook.  It’s real and useful information.

From there you can explore, discover and/or share activities in and around your area, online or anywhere in the U.S...  Maybe the kids are spending the summer with the other parent or grandparents.  Find a favorite activity anywhere!  Thrivers (that’s what I call ‘em) can also create “interest” boards (similar to that “p” word) where they can share cool activities, photos or inspirational videos.  Speaking of videos wouldn’t it be nice to have the kids watch a few videos of their peers doing cool things around the globe instead of weird cats on YouTube! 

I’m looking forward to sharing more with you about our experience with Thrively!  I hope you check it out, give it a go and share your thoughts here!

Click here to get started with Thrively!

Click here to learn more about the creators of Thrively and their vision.

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