Learn to be a Parent
After becoming a parent, you realized there is a small person around you all the time. For the around 18 years accompany, you need to learn how to live with him/her or them. Let's look at some tips.
1. Looking at the Long Term
Growing up is a forever changing process. We always reinvent ourselves over our lifetime. There could be failures from which we learn from. Our interests may change over time. Then, please don't insist your child to be successful all the time and commits work only on one field. Let him/her fail. Do worry it's part of the growing process.
2. Finding the Passion
For any stick to something with hours of practices and study each day requires passion. It has to be the true interests.
3. Handling "I quit!"
Avoid say yes or no at the beginning, let the kids hang up for a mutually agreed time (i.e. a month or a season) and then revisit to make decision. Try to understand the bottom of what it really means. Is it overwhelmed? Do he/she facing a bit challenge? Try to talk a break would help rather than quit right away. Then, find out if there is any sign of burn out. Take a break. It's a long way to go. Sometime a good rest could be a fruitful recharge and leads to a fresh restart.
What's Your Role?
1. A Tour Guide
You will help him/her navigate to life. Every new things, whether it's music, sports, cooking, art, reading, and math, is like an adventure to explore.
2. A Recruiter
Find the right instructor to help your kids go through the tough stuff.
3. A Cheer Leader
Hug your child, give a praise. Focus on the efforts. "Enjoy it. Your earned it!"
4. A Role Model
Keep learning and enjoy your own interests.
1. Try to help your child discover an activity he/she loves. Then waiting to see if he/she has a knack and passion for it.
2. Find resources to offer to them.
Values to Teach