Are you a parent like me, who wants to do whatever it takes to support my children’s dreams and hopes for the future? If your answer is “yes,” here are a few tips for doing just that:
1. Tell your child you believe in him or her.
Some of us may think this comes naturally to every parent but in the midst of everyday routines and the busyness of our lives, we sometimes forget to do this — affirm our kids of their abilities, and tell them that we believe in them.
This is probably one of the most important things you can do to support your child’s dreams. Children feel empowered knowing they have people around them who believe they can accomplish their dreams.
2. Help your child discover what he or she is good at.
No one can be good at everything, so it’s important for us to help our kids discover what they are good at. We can do this by exposing them to different activities — they don’t have to be good or great at all of them, but they should be encouraged to do their best.
To cite a concrete example, recently, some parents enrolled their children in EducAsian Learning’s Kids WriteShop*, because their kids dream of becoming authors. They invested time and treasure in giving their kids the training they needed, plus the opportunity to have a whole publishing experience through the writeshop.
The “fruit” of their investment? Their children participated in a “Publishing Party” last May 28, complete with read-aloud presentations wherein they launched their first published books, a compilation of their written outputs from previous sessions composed of poems, letters, short stories and other works. They even had their own ribbon-cutting ceremonies!
These young authors’ families were there to support them, and the parents and grandparents present had mixed emotions, feeling happy and teary-eyed at the same time, but most of all feeling proud of their kids. What an awesome way to support your child’s dreams, don’t you think?
3. Pray for your child — Including your child’s dream.
A parent’s prayer is powerful, so we must never fail to pray for our kids. Pray for their good health in mind, body and spirit; pray for the company they keep; pray for their dreams and hopes — pray for every aspect of their lives!
Now, I want to hear from you! In addition to what has already been discussed, What do you think we can do to support our children’s dreams? let’s talk in the comment!
P.S. If you’re interested in having your child join the next module of the Kids’ WriteShop, enrollment is still ongoing.
For more information about The Kids’ Writeshop visit EducAsian-Learning.asia.
Originally published at trulyrichandblessed.com.