Love what you do or Do what you love?
Shut your eyes and recollect the fragments of your childhood memories. Do you remember painting a rosy picture of what you considered your life would look like 20 years down the road? You are in your mid-30s now, far away from the career you had envisioned for yourself.
As you hear your child ramble on about their dreams of becoming the next Picasso or the next Eminem, your parental instincts leap towards protecting your child’s fragile heart as you fear their hobbies won’t cultivate into their dream of becoming a world-famous artist.
As parents, seeing our child established becomes the priority. However, unknowingly you may be suffocating the gifts your child was born with. Kids don’t always recognize their abilities but tend to pursue them instinctively.
If your child shows interest in music, it may be because they are gravitating towards a career in music. Instead of pushing them towards a conventional route of financial stability, they don’t seem to enjoy, nurture their talents and see them unleash their maximum potential.
1) Embrace them exactly the way they are :
We all have big hopes and expectations from our kids, but it’s important to recognize every child is unique in their own way.
2) Be Patient: Your patience has a huge impact on how they learn. Let them know that you are there to help them.
3) Don’t rush them: Instead of comparing them with the other kids on the block, avoid pressuring your child into different activities, and focus more on finding out what your kid is actually passionate about.