Q.  Both my children have unrealistic dreams of what they can do in life. My daughter, laugh out loud, wants to be an astronaut while my son wants to develop a chain of pre-schools that utilize brain-function information. Pu-leeze! How do I get them to be more realistic?

A. I quake at the very thought of someone trying to stifle the dreams of another. What makes those dreams impossible? There are female astronauts and heaven knows this world desperately needs pre-schools that incorporate brain-function information into both the schedule and the curricula. My brain’s opinion is that parents, teachers, and role models need to avoid ever telling a young person that something cannot be done. Every new invention began with a thought of what could be. Someone once said that the world has been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.