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How To Groom Your Child for Success *Part 1*

Parnell (Admin) Maret Jul 12,2016 Comments(3) Likes(1) Parenting

How To Groom Your Child for Success  *Part 1*

There are many ways to help your child achieve their dream in life, but many parents are left feeling as though more could be done. If you are one of those parents then this will come as a great relief to you when you hear, you can only give your child the opportunity, it is their responsibility to seize it. When a parent pushes a child to achieve a goal that the child does not want, it can create resentment towards that goal. This is where some investigative questions come in handy, ask your child what it is they would like to do when they grow up, as well as what they enjoy doing for fun.  In this three-part series of ‘How To Groom Your Child For Success’, you will learn what it means and be given tips on how to raise your children to become successful and fruitful adults. 

 

The majority of the time the enjoyable hobbies remain throughout adulthood. Using these hobbies to your child’s advantage will help to teach them discipline as well as follow through. If you have multiple children and would like to do success-building activities with all of them, create a list of what each child likes to do as well as wants to do. This list will contain current likes, and as a child, they can vary between whimsical and unattainable. Realistic thinking does not confine children. This wild imagination so often found in children can be used in each of your success building activities. Find a common like amongst your kids, and create activities based around that like. When a parent plans these activities for multiple times a month it will form a habit; this practice will carry over into adulthood.

 

This habit building is very similar to a child being enrolled into a sport or even a dance class. Creating healthy habits that will stay with them is essentially setting your child up for a successful adulthood. Think back to when you were a child and your parent or parents or guardian created a ‘tradition’ in your life; these habits remained into your adulthood. Eventually, these habitual success-building activities become more a tradition and are enjoyed even more.

 

Going one step further, not only are you setting up your child for a successful adulthood, but you are also giving your child the tools to set their children up for success. A successful disposition is often attained through tradition. Surely you are now wondering what these activities are and how you can begin grooming your child/ children for success.  Before you get to the activities, first you must find out how your child/children learn best.

 

Here are a few of the multiple learning styles:

 

a) Linguistic. Also known as verbal. This is when a child loves to communicate. A linguistic child loves to read and write, and they are great listeners.

 

b) Interpersonal. Also referred to as social. This is when a child flourishes amongst others. Also known as a people person. This child is considered extroverted and loves to debate amongst their peers.

 

c) Intrapersonal.  Also known as solitary. Often viewed as a shy child, they love to reflect on what occurs in their daily life. This child often writes down their thoughts in a journal or diary.

 

d) Kinesthetic. This child is a tactile learning. Enjoying movement and is always appearing to be on the go. This child is most likely to be viewed as overactive or easily bored if they sit still for too long.

 

e) Logical/Mathematical. This child has an affinity for the rational. Understanding concepts that are often viewed as difficult.

 

When you discover how your child/children learn best, you can cater to their learning styles and help them to understand how they can continue to learn throughout their academic career. 

 

Let us recap, the first step in grooming your children or child for success is to discover their likes and dislikes regarding hobbies and how they learn best. There are many tests and questionnaires available online that can help identify which one your child is. In ‘How To Groom Your Child for Success part 2’ you will learn about all the learning styles and different activities that cater to each learning style.

 

1 Comment

Immaculee Maret 13 Jul - 02:37

This is very educative , good advice for the young parents.

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