Afterschool: Seeding Happiness and Raising Aspiring Kids.

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

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Most accomplished individuals have acquired their proficiencies from the influence of mentors. As a parent, you will have opportunities every day to be a role model to your children and enable them for success.

Happy Parents Make Happy Kids

Psychologists Carolyn and Philip Cowan realized that happy parents are more likely to have happy children. Family therapist David Code, author of To Raise Happy Kids, Put Your Marriage First, says: “Families centered on children create anxious, exhausted parents and demanding, entitled children. We parents today are too quick to sacrifice our lives and marriages for our kids. ”He goes on to explain, “The greatest gift you can give your children is to have a fulfilling marriage.

Setting Targets and Planning

Leadership and Entrepreneurial success largely centers around target setting and efficient planning. Research has shown that written targets and goals are almost 90 percent more likely to be accomplished. Encourage your child to create and write their goals/targets in quantifiable terms, and then write down activities required to achieve them. For starters, assist your kid to select a minor goal-target, such as saving adequate capital to purchase their much-loved game. Ask them to make a list of required steps they would to accomplish the objective.

Developing Communication Skills

Each child should discover how to converse effectively. Educate your children to speak their mind and communicate their views unambiguously. Ask them to be considerate of individuals who hold a different opinion than theirs. These abilities will not only assist them in their occupations and as entrepreneurs but also in all other facets of life.

Dealing with failure

We grow up feeling mortified of setbacks, which is a wrong assessment. Dealing with rejection and overcoming setups is the singular most valuable survival skill for a leader and an entrepreneur. Instead of disciplining and penalizing kids when they fall short, inspire them to think about the positive aspects they have acquired from the failure. Lead them by example. When you advise them to learn from their failures, tell them stories about your experiences, and learn from failures. Kids require your encouragement and inspiration to learn skills to help them succeed as future leaders and entrepreneurs. Steer your kids gently in the right direction and allow them to decide a career that’s best for them.

Choosing Friends

In the words of motivational speaker Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the people you spend the most time with.” Elucidate the value of picking friends judiciously. Also, assist your children in pursuing optimistic, influential role models. If your child demonstrates curiosity and inclination in a particular subject, find a mentor who is accomplished in that area.

Playing to Strengths.

Strength-based childcare can be a vital way to build your child's personality because it begins by asking, "What is good with my child?" before looking at what is wrong. This parenting style starts by developing strengths and resources before fixing issues and weaknesses—the word before is crucial in these explanations. Strength-based parenting is not about overlooking or idealistically turning a blind eye to the outcomes; it's about where you position your attention first. When you look at strengths before weakness, you can help your children use what they're great at to focusing on what they're not so great at.

Seeing possibilities where others see problems

When we educate our kids to tackle their challenges with a belief in resolutions, this inspires them to instill a process in mind of analyzing and finding alternate routes up the mountain. Being answer-focused protects our children from pessimistic thinking. We must explain to them that if they cannot find an answer, they must take new approaches to the problem, seek others' guidance, and utilize new thoughts and plans until impediments are removed, and the problem is solved. When we mentor in this way, our kids learn that life is filled with possibilities when they apply perseverance and steadiness in thought and engagement towards solving their problems. When answers are the focus, we enable our children the all-crucial skill of pivoting in life the right way whenever necessary.

Foster Emotional Connection

Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. Dr. Laura Markham illustrates how constant yelling at your children can turn your home into a source of negative energy. Children who live in such an intimidating environment are more likely to suffer anxiety affecting their confidence.

The bottom line

Parenting is a noble calling, but it’s daunting to bring up happy, successful kids.

But with these tips, the mission becomes a little less formidable.

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