It is time to view children not as problems needing to be fixed, pills but as mysteries needing to discovered and explored. Our future depends on developing the unique strengths of our young people and our young people deserve to discover a path in life that is full of meaning. Why should we wait until we are middle aged to discover what our unique contribution to life can be if we can begin to develop it when we are young? Parents can help children find their strengths by observing their behaviors from a very young age, by listening to them and asking them many questions about their preferences, by taking their input and ideas seriously. One of the problems with our schools and the way we look at kids today is that it seems that adults have forgotten what it actually feels like to be a child. The fact is, we remember so much from our childhoods that it would be careless to overlook the power of building strengths at a young age. Think back and recall your best and worst social experience, your best and worst learning experience, your first friend, your first love. All of these things happened years and years ago for most adults, and yet they have greatly influenced who we have become. The path to meaning and success begins in childhood. This is where we should lay the groundwork for mapping out a career and a work life that promises fulfillment.