I am the kind of parent who likes to be in control, and know exactly what is happening in her child’s life. I have gotten much better (I think) at giving my daughters space and the chance to learn by their mistakes. For me knowledge and open communication is a key in all aspects of our lives. I wanted to explore how I use the skills I have learned raising my two daughters, in order to help my children achieve their full potential in this post, in four steps.
Set goals and encourage commitment
When you child is taught and really gets commitment, it’s a complete game changer in terms of achieving their full potential. Start off small, and set goals and help them to understand, that if they remain committed and try their hardest, that really is the most important thing. Think about this in terms of activities, classes and learning new things. It will also be a life skill that will always be with them.
If there is a learning area that your child loves, and what’s to do more of, or is struggling and need help and guidance with. I would recommend considering private tuition from a company such as Fleet Tutors. My daughter (this week) would like to be a Doctor, and is loving all the science subjects at school. This could be a perfect time for her to get some extra tuition in these subjects, encourage the passions that they have! Or for example if your child is finding the languages are a real struggle for them, how about getting them a little extra help, to build on their confidence with the subject they find tricky.
In my opinion all children love routine, it helps them focus knowing what is happening around them. Now I’m not talking about every day being the same and no deviance on that path, as fun and spontaneity are also important. Its things like a bedtime routine, and proper meal times, at least one of which you take all at the same time each day to chat. I also include homework in this. Have a designated area, turn off the devices, TV’s etc, so that you all can concentrate. It’s a form of support for them, as you are allowing them to concentrate to the fullest.
Such a fundamental part of your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. For me, it is something that you can not do without lots of. I feel that the more you praise a child when they try, the more they will try.
So what do you think, are there any others you would add?