Parenting isn’t all about wearing matching clothes with your kids and showing off on Instagram. I have a guy friend who derives great satisfaction in fawning over the cute pictures of toddlers; he has a good number of them on his phone, which he saved off social media. He goes about mentioning how he wants a cutie of his own and can’t wait to have her. But that’s not the full picture of parenting. Having lovely chubby babies is just a first step in the journey of being a parent—especially if you want to be a good one.
As a parent, you become 100% responsible for another human being. They depend on you for their wholesome existence. You cater to their basic physical needs and even go above that to nourish their emotional, psychological, and spiritual life.
As the authority over their young tender lives, it equally becomes your responsibility to rightly equip them with all that they need to be successful in life. And you’d be a world-failure if you fail at this.
But there’s no reason to fail. In this post, I would be showing you three ways you can equip your young loves with all they need to be successful in life.
1. Don’t joke with their education.
Especially in that primary stage, it’s very important to give them a sure footing in the academic world. Don’t enroll them in schools where the teachers confuse their tenses and are incapable of transferring knowledge. Do them a favor, invest in good schools. When they have the right set of information, they’ve been afforded a level playing ground with other upwards-bound children of their age.
2. Engage them productively during the holidays.
School breaks are not just for vacationing in fancy towns and lounging in cozy resorts. Use part of this time to get them to acquire relevant skills. Teach your child to play a musical instrument; let her learn coding; give him the opportunity to explore his passion for baking. These are skills that gives them an edge in life.
3. And lastly, expose them to the satisfaction that comes from rewarded labor.
Teach them the principle of sowing and reaping; teach them the principle of labor and rewards. Even as you reward their little tasks around the house, teach them how to render services and get paid for it. Teach them how to market their skills to prospective clients.
This makes them to understand at that young age, that every good labor is appreciated. It awakens the business person in them. They begin to see reasons why they should take skill acquisitions serious. This is because they’ve tasted of the value of worth.
By taking these seemingly small steps, you set your child on a journey to success and life fulfillment. You take them on vacations and you glam up for Social Media, but they know that there’s more to their lives than those.
This consciousness gives them a gentle push to greatness. And I’m sure you’d want your sweetheart to become well rounded in life.
Is there any tip you’d want to tell other parents? Remember, the world needs a new breed of progressive parents.