What a great quote!
When I read this quote, it confirms that we are all capable of being heroes.
If you ask your teen how they view heroes, do you think they would see it like Christopher Reeves? Would they envision some super power that sets one person above others?
The truth is they all have their own superpower and the ability to be a hero. It is our job as parents to help them manifest it.
Neurodiverse teens such as those who have ADHD may struggle with focus and impulsivity, but ask them to focus on a skill they love and they will excel and master it.
If you were to ask your teen what their super power is, what do you think they would say? Can you see it lying dormant in them, and what can you do as a parent to help manifest it?
The truth is TV and movies make heroes out to be these legendary figures with incredible powers fighting the forces of evil. Your teens all have the ability to be a hero.
Being persistent and persevering through adversity is the Heroes Journey and many of them may have a great story to share to inspire others. (If they do, please go to shiftyourpower.com and have them sign up to be on my podcast TeenSpeak with Coach T.)
However, being kind to someone who needs kindness in the moment is the work of a true hero exerting their superpower.
Showing empathy, standing up for others when they do not have the strength to do so for themselves.
These are absolutely heroic moments that the recipient of their power will never forget.
It does not take a lot to be a hero and when our teens can find that power within to share with the world, they become unstoppable and a force to be respected and loved.