It is truly the dream of every parent to see their child succeed in life. But we usually end up keeping the wrong expectations. Why? Well, most of the result of your child’s life is directly related to what efforts you, as a parent, are willing to make. And we do ignore the fact that it is the sole responsibility of us parents to imbibe good qualities in our children which will help them grow a leading future and lead productive lives. It’s also not something that you tell them once but what you do on a regular basis that makes them truly learn the value of it. In this article, we will be talking about the tips to raise successful kids.
1Give them responsibilities from a young age
This might sound like a mean thing to do to a toddler or a 4-5 year old, but the sooner you start the better off you and your child will be. It is only when a child is given a task to do on a daily basis that he truly understands the meaning of responsibility.
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For example, if you have a toddler, make it his habit to keep the toys back in the Chester or toy box after play. An older kid can be asked to keep the dirty dishes in the kitchen sink after meal or to clean their rooms every morning after waking up. The list of these chores is endless. If you teach them early then they will learn that for the betterment of the society, one has to take on a task and contribute to it.
The more you, as parent, keep doing things for your kids, the more lethargic they will become when they grow up. Also, they will be so used to others doing their work that they will avoid working hard for anything.
2Make reading a part of routine
Reading is an overlooked part of our lives and the importance of reading is what most of us have ignored. In a study conducted on self-made millionaires it was found that about 60% of those millionaires were required by their parents to read two or more books in a month.
And I think this should be reason enough for you to imbibe in your kids the habit of reading from a young age. There are various genres in books to ignite the passion of reading in your kid. From biographies to history and hobby books, the options are endless. Also, remember to quiz your kid about what they read, this will help infuse their curiosity further.
3Set higher goals and expectations for them
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics revealed that parent’s expectations predict their child’s success in school.
So needless to say, if you keep high expectations from your kids, the results will definitely be better. Also, for parents who do see their children pursuing higher studies manage to make it happen even if their current sources of income to allow the same.
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It is only understandable that some of you may not have finished your education (for whatever reason) but expect your child to succeed. But for that the level of encouragement and motivation also has to be on point.
4Teach them to connect a purpose with their hard work
A lot of us, including me, get bored after doing something repeatedly for some time. But we have to teach our kids to be gritty.
Make your kids so interested and passionate about what they learn and knowledge they attain, that they remain interested over the long term. You have to teach them to focus on a long term plan (a purpose) and work towards it with passion so that even if they learn something every day, every year they are as enthused about it as they were when they started it.
5Teach them about winning but also about failing
Most parents teach their kids about how important it is to win a competition or stand first in class… but what they ignore is that it is also as important to tell them about failing too.
When a child doesn’t win or stands up to his parents’ expectations, they tend to think that it is the end of the world and that there is nothing more to look forward to. But a child who knows the importance of failing, takes failure with a good heart and sportsmanship. He is naturally more liked by his peers as well.
Make sure your child sees failure as a stepping stone towards success and as a chance to learn and grow because failure happens to each one of us.
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