Hard work, focus and
making right use of opportunities are the sure signs of success. Such qualities
must be inculcated in children right from early childhood to help them walk the
path of success when they grow-up. Let us take a look at some tips for raising
children for success.
Success is one of the factors in life that depends on
an elusive combination of right use of opportunities, hard work and a good
attitude. While seeking opportunities and the ability to execute hard work
largely depends on the individual, a good attitude is cultivated from childhood
and depends upon the things a child is taught by parents. Therefore, there is
actually a lot you can do as a parent to raise your child for success.
Promote the Ability to
Let your child learn the virtues of hard work by
letting him or her do all assigned schoolwork and homework by own efforts.
Parents who complete their child’s assignments actually send their kids the
unhealthy message “it is not important for you to work hard as I will do most
of your work for you”. Instead let your kid know that assignments and course
work are meant to be done on own with the help of supervision of parents. Apart
from school work a kid needs to be given other age appropriate chores which are
to be fulfilled as a way of contributing to the household.
Encourage a Positive
A positive attitude is one of the
cornerstones of success and there is a lot
that a parent can do in order to build this attitude. Teach your children to
realise the fact that while setbacks are temporary and can be overcome, it is
the right attitude that will ultimately pave the way to success. Give your children
real life examples that show how a positive attitude has helped many eminent
personalities in conquering obstacles and achieving success. You can also quote
examples from you and your partner’s lives where a positive attitude has helped
you fight obstacles.
Hone the Competitive
It is no secret that your kids exist in a highly
competitive world where participation in different competitions will be
inevitable as a way of professional growth. Expose your kid early to
competitions, contests, discussion forums, debates etc all of which will help
hone the competitive spirit. Children need to learn the difference between
healthy and unhealthy competition too and it is parents who can teach them the
many advantages of fair play. A balanced yet competitive spirit will help your
child climb the ladders of success faster.
Insist on Physical
A healthy body and an active mind often go hand in
hand. It is well documented that exercise boosts brain power and helps in
increasing concentration and focus. Exercising and maintaining a fit physique
will help your child maintain better stamina to work hard. The habit of being
physically fit needs to be incorporated from childhood. Make sure that your
child gets 30 to 50 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week. Also
maintain the habit of serving your child healthy food comprising of complex
carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fat along with fibre. The habit of
eating healthy will ensure good health and increase the chances of success in life.
Sharpen the Mind
There are so many brain boosting games and activities
that your kid can participate in to increase the intellectual capacity and IQ
level. The Internet is a great resource of IQ boosting activities and you can
have a fun time indulging in them with your kids. Playing chess is also a good
activity for it teaches strategy and the skill of planning ahead; both of which
are instrumental for success in life.
While ultimately it is your child who will have to achieve success, you can do
a lot as a parent to raise your child for success. These simple tips will
surely help you make a big difference to your kid’s life.
Which qualities should be inculcated in
children to help them succeed in life? What are the ways to raise successful
children? Which are the common qualities of successful individuals? Discuss here.
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