Every parent wants to encourage her child to find out what he loves to do.
Here are some tips on how to support your little one’s decision making process!
By simply watching your child and listening to her speak about her interests, you can get a good sense of what she does and doesn’t like. For example, if she always watches documentaries about airplanes and does reports on Amelia Earhart, it’s pretty clear that she has an interest in flying.
When you realize that your child has a particular interest, you should encourage him to pursue it through participating in certain activities, watching relevant TV shows or going on educational outings. Does your little girl love cars? Then why not take her to a car show?
Allow Your Child to Sample Different Things
If your child hasn’t been able to narrow down a particular field of interest, you should encourage her to try a variety of activities. Perhaps you could visit a museum or support local schools and clubs by attending games and meets. You can also go to concerts, ballets and plays.
Talking to your child and asking him thought-provoking questions can help him to discover what he truly loves. Perhaps you could clear a Saturday to do an activity of your child’s choice and ask her why she wanted to go on that particular outing.
What Types of Limits Should You Be Aware Of?
When helping your child to discover his passion, it’s important that you recognize his mental and physical limits. While you might feel the urge to see your kiddo as a prodigy and push for more lessons, practice or competitions, this is a sure-fire path to burnout and resentment.
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