Helping Your Child Find their Passion

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A passion can be something that you’ve found to really appreciate, as well as turn to in order to alleviate pressure and stress. It’s a form of escapism, and it’s important that your child is able to pick up a hobby that they can learn to love.

Here are some ways you can help your child find that untapped passion.

Try not to force your child to enjoy certain things

Some parents are guilty of pushing their children into trying particular activities, but in reality they should be taking a step back to help children with their real interests and find what makes them happy. It’s important to give children that chance to find out things for themselves instead of influencing their decisions.

Use your child’s school to find untapped potential

Your child’s school should have a variety of enrichment activities, team building projects and extracurricular activities for them to enjoy. This boarding school in Ireland for instance has a huge platform for students, both boarding and on a day school basis, to explore a myriad of different activities. These all help students find what they really enjoy, but also what they’re not particularly keen to pursue.

Try not to make your child feel bad about finding something they don’t enjoy

Your child wasn’t born to enjoy everything they come across. It may take them some time to find what they actually enjoy picking up on a regular basis in order for it to be considered a passion. This is why you shouldn’t make your child feel bad about looking at a range of different activities until they find the right pastime for them.

There are hosts of ways you can help your child develop their skills through their known passions. Let them explore lots of different things, give them a hand if they need it, and offer advice. Your motivation will help them succeed, which is important for children at a young age.

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Wendy Lam-Vechi said...

Because of how society is, a lot of people forget that we need to enjoy life, find happiness and be the person we intend to be. Let our children discover theemselves, their passion and their joy. It is then will they be happy and find a healthy coping mechanism when things get tough.

caroline kelly said...

Think the use of tech doesn't help, my daughter just wants to play on her phone of an evening once her homework is done, we do enjoy the outdoors at the weekends and she loves animals but her current career goal is to work at wilkos for the pic n mix!