Children hold a lot of promise.
They have such a bright future ahead of them and as parents; we know you could not be more excited. At the same time, you worry about them because you know you can only do so much at some point.
Perhaps these guides will help you develop your children into becoming successful leaders:
Every proud parent wants children to be successful in all aspects of life and who wouldn’t, right? After all, their success is a reflection of their home and upbringing, too, in some way. However, you should not obsess over individual achievements and focus on the effort instead. For example, it is not about who gets the best award but how the job was accomplished. Have they tried hard enough? Have they worked well with others? The answer to these questions would determine if you are obsessing or if you need to back off a bit and change your approach.
Avoid praising too much
Praise is a good way to encourage one to work harder and raise their confidence. Be that as it may, when it comes to your children, don’t overdo it because they might rely on it every time they do something. Encourage them to pursue their passion and support them but give them the chance to be independent and discover things on their own, too.
Learn to say no
If you had it your way, you would keep saying yes because you don’t want to disappoint your child. When they feel disappointed, you’d feel guilty somehow and give in. Don’t. By saying no, you are helping them understand that if they want something, they need to learn to work hard for it, that things may not always end up their way, but they have to keep trying anyway.
Be who you are
Show them the authenticity of your person. Children tend to emulate what they see, and if you show them who you are, by being who you tell them to be, they will grow up to be secured in their personalities and strength, qualities which would help them become successful and effective leaders.
Remember, children will be children, and it is up to you to teach and show them to be young and be responsible at the same time.