A wild ride

2020 has been a wild ride.   

For so many 2020 has meant loss, sadness, illness, money worries and much more. For others it has opened new doors, made them slow down, given opportunities and meant more time spent with loved ones. Even a mix of both!   

We all worry about the the impact of what we have been experiencing during 2020, and the impact it will have on our kids and teens, the future generations.   

How is this going to effect them?

Is 2021 going to be a kinder year?  

There are two things that will triumph from this period of time along with the scientific advances.   

Dealing with uncertainty and resilience.  

Dealing with uncertainty is something humans find hard but never before have we had to sit with it, process it and deal with it like we do now.  

‘Can I see Granny on the weekend?’

‘Will the local sweet shop be open next month?’

‘Can I have a birthday party in March?’

‘Are we going on holiday in the summer?’

‘When can I have a sleep over with my mates?’

‘Are we going back to school next week?!’  

Simple questions. 

With the same answer.

We don’t know yet.  Not sure.  Probably.  Hopefully.   

Following 2020, our kids will have experienced and seen resilience like never before. From within their family units, from their teachers, parents, family friends, local businesses, snap chat and IG feeds etc. People who have managed to bounce back despite what has been thrown at them.   

These are lessons that are not taught from a text book. 

These are lessons no one can take away from them.   

Now it’s time to look ahead to a better year.

Come on 2021, show us what you’ve got!

Happy New Year to you all and thanks for being a part of our 2020 journey!   

Jo and Polly 

Dr Jo Watkins and Polly Crook  

The HOW People hosts a growing, digital, coaching community for teenage girls aged 11-16 yrs.  

Inspiring the next generation of awesome females. 


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