3 Ways To Nourish Your Child's Entrepreneurial Spirit

3 Ways To Nourish Your Child’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted on 30. Sep, 2012 by in Family

As our children get older, they thoroughly enjoy attempting to mimic what their parents and other trusted adults in their lives do.

This means our work actions as well as our recreational actions.

If you see that your child is starting to take an interest in thinking outside of the box, then why not help push them along in recognizing that the world is at their fingertips and it’s there for the taking.

Here are three ways that you can tap into your child’s determination to succeed.

1. Encourage Them

Especially when our children our young, they need our love and guidance to ensure that they stay out of harm’s way.

If you see that your child wants to start, say, a lemonade stand — get behind them and help in any way that you can.

If you toss out negativity and denial in their concepts and actions then you’re only hurting their entrepreneurial pride.

Stand with your children rather than against them to help bring out their vast imagination into new territory.

Let them understand that you’re their biggest supporter and most sincere friend in whatever it is they choose to try out on their own.

2. Allow For Mistakes

Everyone fails at things they try, and rather than give them an ‘I told you so’, allow for your kids to be defeated. It helps build their character as well-rounded adults later in life.

But the most important thing is to let them know that we all make mistakes and that it’s perfectly okay to make them, so long that we learn from them and pick out the parts of those mistakes that teach us to to rebuild our next venture into something better.

3. Give Them Room To Grow

If the lemonade stand was the only thing you let your kids branch out on, they would miss out on unearthing what else they’re capable of advancing and you wouldn’t be able to see how well your parenting skills are helping your kids.

Bring home different items, ideas, and crafts for your children to play with, explore, and find their creative niches with.

Sign them up for instructional classes in their stronger areas and allow for them to become an adventurer every chance they get.

Part of your job as a parent is to always be fostering and nurturing your children’s creative sense of self.

By giving them the tools they need to realize their potential, you’re paving a path for them to walk both independently and with the help of their family.


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About the author: Danielle is a professional blogger, freelance writer, social media manager, and web content editor specializing in parenting, family, pregnancy, social media, start-ups, and entrepreneurial topics. To learn more about Danielle, please visit her website at www.PenPointEditorial.com.


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