I have a habit of asking parents that have successful children how they raised their kids into successful adults. Why do I ask them? The reason is because, I am a strong believer of experience. Tell me your story please.
Let us be honest, we all want to raise great kids. We want them to be self sufficient,prosperous and happy human beings. With all the craziness going on in the world, it is almost impossible to not get distracted. So the question is, what have these amazing parents done to make their kids great and successful?
I spoke to a total of 10 parents. I work with two of them and the others I follow closely online. They all did these seven things in common.
1). RECOGNIZE THEIR STRENGTHS AND INVEST IN IT.
One of the parents told me about their twin boys. They noticed their love for different things when they were young. They spent time with their kids and invested in their talents and interests. That helps build their confidence.
2). ALLOW THEM TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS.
Do not force them to do what you want. Allow them fail and learn from their mistakes. This is one thing most of us struggle with. But in reality, it is actually a healthy thing to let them learn how to cope with failures.
3). SELF EFFICACY.
Self efficacy is built when one sees that their own actions lead to outcomes; and not “one’s parent’s action”. When kids grow up with self efficacy, they can handle any difficult task without waiting for parents to rescue them.
4) . MASTERING A POSITIVE MINDSET.
We are what we believe. If you can teach your kids from a young age about mastering a positive mindset, it will help them along the way. Teach them to believe they can achieve anything if they work towards it.
5) . INTRODUCE VISION BOARDS TO THEM.
Vision boards are very powerful. They can write down their goals and work towards achieving it. It also teaches them how to prioritize goals settings. Vision boards are also very good and effective for adults too.
6). TIME MANAGEMENT.
Successful people know the importance of good time management. If you have a bad time management, your smartness and creativity will take you no where. Remember, “time waits for no one” .
7). FINANCIAL LITERACY.
I found this very important. I still find it very shocking when a parent tells me financial literacy for kids is not necessary. Like are you kidding me? We all know many young people have their credits ruined because of ignorance. Knowledge is power. A child that is financially empowered is most likely set for success.
Do not forget to tell them how much you love them. We owe it to them. Let them know they are worthy. I hope this inpires you as much as it did to me.
Thank you for reading.
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