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Our ROCO world is NOT about empty promises, unfulfilled goals, and what could have been. WE live for today, growing and building for the future, in order to have outstanding lives, extraordinary experiences and lasting memories.

We are ROCO. Among other things, ROCO is for our children. ROCO stands for Rocking Our Children's Outlook, and we plan on doing just that. Our goal is to provide a unique and early perspective for our children that offers diverse insight into our changing world.

Why?

If you have to ask this, you don't have children. All 4 of us had been given at least a small glimpse of the world at a young age that changed us forever. We plan on giving a much larger glimpse to our children. Our expectation is that our children will begin life with a better understanding of our planet and its cultures than most are fortunate enough to enjoy. We then hope that they can illustrate this understanding by living with an additional zeal for life and by sharing their experiences with others. Perhaps we can begin a domino affect to change our world for the better... Even if in the smallest, yet still meaningful way. Time will tell; this is why we intend to begin our project before our children are born.

Our project loosely began in 2008 over cocktails, dancing, and bright excited chatter. We spoke of children that were still twinkles and adventures that hadn't been conceived. It was everything you'd expect from 20 something couples... Only we were entering our 30's. Our age was not a disadvantage because NOW we're able to act upon our urges with effectiveness.

We are 4 individuals built for such an experiment. Between us, we possess every attribute needed to create a successful, and deeply impactful world experience for our children. An experience that we will then share with more children.

Between us we have a doctor in child education, a world-class talented photographer, a business man that can engineer efficient success, and a marketing guru skilled in spreading the word. We have what it takes to bring our experiences to the world with a personal touch.

We ask you to be patient and watch us as we grow and share the world we know. You'll find that our perspectives will grow and change just as much as the world does around us. Please, be ready for newly-biased, personal views as we take on each challenge. But at the same time expect open-minds and wide ears.

The ROCO children will live bigger and stronger than we ever did. With our help, your children will take their lead when joining us by following each discovery we make.

Almost everything we do will be live with video, twitter, and regular blogging. We intend to share the triumphs of every winning experience as well as the trials of each failure. In this, we expect our viewers to learn with us and become inspired to challenge themselves and their children.

Are you like those parents with pageant children?

Adults often don't give their children enough credit. Remember when you weed a child? When adults would speak around you as though you didn't understand them? Remember how much insight you gained into situations you weren't meant to be privy of? We do. Of course, we'll never put our children into excessively dangerous situations, but we trust them enough to make their own decisions on whether they want to approach a task. Our children's safety will never be put in jeopardy, though were more willing to take risks in experimenting with their education. In the few years I enjoyed living abroad as a young child, I learned a lifetime of truths about myself and about human nature. We hope the same insights will be available for our children through this process. In every circumstance, we intend to challenge our kids, but we'll never push them. Nothing good comes from under-estimating a child. We plan on offering opportunities to them, and God willing, they'll take them.

And no, we're not like those schmucks that force their kids into beauty pageants.


Here some of us are trekking in Vietnam in 2012.