How to help my child succeed in life

August 05
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How can I help my child succeed in life?

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Flyingdove avatar

Let them make mistakes and face the consequences. As parents, it is natural to want to protect our kids from everything – including themselves. However, this does not always prepare them for the natural consequences of the real world. If they good around instead of studying for a test and fail, that is on them. If they then can't play in a football game that weekend due to grades, that is a consequence of their own actions. Don't be the parent trying to contact their teacher and coach to make an exception for your child. Prepare them for the real world. It is easier for them to learn lessons – like the importance of prioritizing work - now than it will be once they're an adult. 

Lesandro71 avatar

Encourage them to try new things and follow their interests. While young kids may want to try a million new things and we don't always have the time or money to try them all, listen to and watch your child to see what they're interested in. If they're always flipping around and climbing on things, check into gymnastics classes. If they can spend hours with a box of markers, check into local art classes or events at your local library. 

Encouraging them to try new things and follow their interests when they're young can help them discover life-long passions. It will also help them see the importance of exploring their passions and trying new things, even as an adult.

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