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.
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.
How to Raise a Successful Child
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. Ready? Let’s look at some simple ways on how to raise a successful child.
Inculcate Healthy Habits
It’s a known fact that performance levels drop if you are not physically feeling well. Following healthy habits leads to better performance. It is important that they choose healthy habits that will help them in the long-run.
Teach Social Skills
While we all want our children to excel in life through academics, we forget to instill social skills in them. After all, it is the need of the hour! Confidence, self-control, empathy, communication, and co-operation are some of the attributes that fall under social skills.
Read the rest of the post published in THE QUINT by clicking here.What are some of your ways to raise a successful child? Share some of your ideas with me in the comments below so that I can take some ideas from you as well!