Raising an Olympian – Letting Them Go (Part 1 of 3)


I came across this video the other day on one of my favorite sites.  The video is one in a series of videos done by Proctor & Gamble, and posted on their YouTube channel.  It is an amazing story of Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas.

Finding the passions of our children

I wrote yesterday about my daughter turning 12, and the experiences we’ve had and hope to have in the future.  One thing that we’ve been praying for and discussing a lot in our family, is the dreams and aspirations of our kids.  It has us looking deeper into the sports they participate in, the skills they have, and the things they are interested in.

Raising world class children

Seeing this video, during this Olympic season, while we are in this particular season in our family life has inspired me to post a series on “Raising an Olympian.”  I am not sure if any of our children will be Olympians, or even if they desire to be.  Regardless, I want them to be the best that they can be at the things they are passionate about, and everything they do.

Learning from the experiences of parents who have raised children who have come to be world class, can only help me to help my children reach their highest level.

Enjoy the video!

Question:  Could you literally let your child go, if they had a dream, and letting them go was the best way to reach that dream?  Please share in the comment section below.

Raising an Olympian Series Links:

Raising an Olympian part 1 – Letting Them Go

Raising an Olympian part 2 – Paying The Cost 

Raising an Olympian part 3 – Life After the Olympics


Aug 2, 2012