Matt Sharp: Raising Toddlers to be KIDStrong

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Matt Sharp, KIDSTRONG

Children today are the leaders of tomorrow. That’s why it’s important to foster healthy relationships with kids and help them on the path to positive growth and development.

This week’s guest is Matt Sharp, co-founder of the child development program, KidStrong. KidStrong is dedicated to helping parents raise stronger, smarter, and more athletic children. KidStrong is based on the idea of whole child development, Sharp explains.

Traditionally, education and child development programs have focused on specific pieces of a child’s life, like athletics or the arts or sciences. By bringing every aspect of learning together, he says, children will grow holistically and be better established to succeed in life as they get older.

He follows the 80/20 rule, which argues that 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. By teaching kids those top 20 percent of skills in any area, adults can prime them to get the most out of life and maximize their learning time in the process.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Support kids in developing healthy practices at a young age
  • Tips for building your business from the ground up
  • The importance of learning to lead and follow
  • Recognize children as the leaders of tomorrow
  • Focus on whole child development

Quotes:

“We want kids to go pro at life.” -Matt Sharp

“Our mission statement is the most important thing we can do for our kids is the person we help them become. It’s not a sport. It’s not a specific skill. It’s who is the person you’re building and sending out into the world.” -Matt Sharp

“The ability to lead and work with and talk to people is going to be the biggest superpower in the next five to 10 years.” -Matt Sharp

“I think it’s a healthy phase for business owners to clean the toilets, sweep the floor, do all the phone calls. You have to learn the intricate DNA of the business. You don’t know what’s working. It also gives you the ability to try a bunch of stuff. When you don’t have a lot of money, you’re smarter with the things you try.” -Matt Sharp

“A holistic kid, to me, is one that is intelligent, they’re courageous, they’re confident, they can lead, they can also follow when they need to, they’re problem solvers, they’re self-reliant. We just really believe that those kids are going to be in the .001 percent of their peers.” -Matt Sharp

Contact:

You can find out more about Matt and Megin Sharp’s child development program, KidStrong, online at www.kidstrong.com.


Last modified: May 29, 2019

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