How does your child define success? Do you let them define what success should be according to you? If you asked your child what success means, you’ll probably hear a different story.
In a recent survey of school children, aged between 5 and 16, it was found that most children believe the secret to being a successful grown-up was being ‘happy’.
Yes, it was not the fast cars, stashed money or even being famous! Success simply meant happiness! And we should let them believe that.
How to Raise a Successful Child
If you want to raise a successful child, know their abilities. The abilities should be determined by what he or she is capable of doing and not how some book defines it or what you wish they were capable of doing.
As a parent, increase their chances of success by indulging in those activities that match his/her abilities. When they begin to fine-tune their abilities, they will be more successful. Success is not limited to one area in life. It’s a holistic approach!
Let’s look at a few areas where it is important to be successful and what you as a parent can do to help them get there.
Inculcate Healthy Habits
Teach Social Skills
Talking with them always made me aware of what their fears were or what they loved the most. When you speak to them give them a chance to express what they feel.