If you want your child to be successful academically and have a fulfilling career, then it is vital that you make time to set them up for success at the beginning of their life. You cannot rely on schools and teachers to do everything. The good news is that you do not have to be an expert in every subject. You just have to create an inquiring mind that is open and ready to learn, grow and develop. Let’s take a look at some ways you can offer your child the brightest start to life:
Lead by Example
Like it or not, you are the first-ever role model your child will see. So, that means you need to be very aware of your actions. It is important that you eat a healthy diet, read books, exercise as well as work hard. It is also important that you harbor good relationships, especially with your partner. Both of you are being watched, and how you talk, interact, show affection to each other will leave a permanent mark on your child’s psyche.
Read to them
Reading to your child from a very young age is a great way to increase their intelligence. They will pick up new words, begin to understand relationships between people better, learn about morales. You can talk to your child about the story and see how they understand it. Reading to them will also help them read themselves. Perhaps you can spell things out and read the alphabet as numbers. Then you can progress onto things such as Age of Learning, where they will be given lots of academic activities.
When your child is very young, it is a great idea to get them to understand the importance of creating goals. Setting life goals is an essential part of achieving anything in adult life. Without goals, people tend to drift and drop out and never get anywhere. To avoid this, you can set mini-projects at home, like setting them the task of creating a rocket out of a washing-up bottle or making a piece of art out of pasta and glue for younger children. The more fun you can make this goal, the better. And as your child ages and is goal-oriented, especially in terms of their career. They are already installed with the ability to work hard, be dedicated and that is how you get to where you want to be.
Focus on Communication
Communication is at the heart of any success story. The ability to understand their own heart, to communicate this to you, to listen actively and use language to inform other people of intentions. The inability to communicate effectively can be very frustrating and can lead to negative consequences. Even if your child is shy, the better they can articulate their thoughts in as few words as possible, the better and more confident they will become. You need to set aside time every day to talk to your child, to ensure that you understand how they are feeling and if there is anything that you can do to help them.