- positive emotion
- engagement (the feeling of being lost in a task)
Now re-cast the list from the perspective of parenting. Which of these five things are we encouraging in our children, which need a boost, and which (if any) do we ignore?
Are we cultivating positive emotions -- joy, contentment, a sense of peace -- or catering to pleasure?
Are we nourishing our kids' passions enough so that they know what it means to get lost in a task?
Where does the meaning come from in our children's lives? Where should it be coming from?
How often do our children work hard enough to have a sense of real accomplishment?
It's good stuff to ponder.