Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, all parents wanted to raise their children to become leaders, and they still do. So, is there a universal formula parents can use to shape their kids’ futures? And the answer is yes. All children are natural born leaders, and have the capacity and ability to make that in-born construct a reality. Parents need to realize that success is not a singularity, and that the end goal is their child’s happiness. Equipped with that mindset, parents can mold kids’ minds, bodies, and pave their paths to success each day of their childhood.
Early foundations of success
Creating a successful atmosphere in which your child will strive to become a leader means that you will have to start early on. As with anything starting ahead of time gives your child the advantage over the “competition”. Nurturing a positive attitude towards success from a young age, enables children to become comfortable with the concept before they even know the meaning of the words. Reaffirm their sense of self by giving showing love through words, as well as actions like touch, and always be a vote of confidence. Once they have a reliable base, they can build upon it and reach for new highs.
A few people truly know how to achieve success, and no one is willing to hand it out just like that. Kids need to learn that success is the product of them striving to be the best version of themselves. They need to rely on themselves, in order to become independent leaders of tomorrow. Inspiring the right moral and ethical values can greatly impact the way children view both themselves and the world around them. Guide them, and as they achieve and refine their self-reliance, they will look towards themselves to shape the world around them, no matter the obstacles that come their way.
Achieving social success
Managing the social constructs of society is a tricky business. But, teaching kids how to establish, maintain and cherish interpersonal relationships will become the foundation of their social happiness. Social success relies on acceptance by the people around you. This means that you will have to employ positive social values, like kindness, gratitude, empathy, and generosity, to mold their behaviour.
They need to know that the best way of creating relationships is by doing onto others, what they would want themselves to experience. Also, teach them how to read body language and talk with people other than you. Take them on play dates, to a public playground, or enroll them in kindergarten, so they can start making friends, and maneuvering social circumstances on their own.
A successful career
Toys have been known to be a vital part of the development process. From a psychological perspective, they are the way kids make sense of the world. But toys can also be a useful tool in establishing early career choice. As boys tend to relate to their glorious spiderman toys and girls to their dolls and stuffed animals, they develop empathy and a sense of helping and caring for others. Others might use skills like drawing, problem-solving, or Lego’s as tells of the skills they will use to determine their future occupation.
This also fuels their imagination, and as they make collections of their favorite funny bobbleheads, they begin to shape their taste. Keeping a close eye during playtime, will tell you the path you need to nurture, as you guide them towards success on the job.
Improving their chances
Finally, since success relies on the unique personal abilities, teach children to always work on themselves. They may think that they have mastered something to its full extent, but they need to learn to refine it and keep pushing their limits. Also, they need to know that being successful means recognizing your weak links, and always trying to work on them. By building on themselves throughout life, success is more than guaranteed.
Ultimately, by giving your children the love, affection, patience and knowledge they deserve, all kids can strive for success. Mastering any form of success will come easy, be a reward, and shape their role as the future leaders of our planet.
About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a full-time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate about writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”