Every child shines through their own potential and each of them are special in their own ways. As parents don’t rush or stress yourself about your child’s development as you would only detain them. Instead, let your children lead the way by following their interests and help them only when they desire.
How do you nurture your child’s potential? Simple, by casually leaving your child around things for them to pick up or discard according to their own preferences and this includes everything in your child’s life that could spark his interests. Its fine to pinpoint items that you think is worthwhile but don’t force your idea on them. Keep an eye on things that comes naturally to them and listen to them when they talk as potential can also be discovered through other people who influence your children’s life other than you.
Try not to focus so much on linguistic and mathematical intelligence only as art and crafts or music are also great ways in nurturing your children. Not to forget games and toys too! You should opt to invest on a wide variety of paints or coloring material and anything to do with arts and crafts or musical instruments and lessons instead! Picking the right toys and games for your children to play can be fun when you join in once a while. Correct, fun should always be in your kids’ dictionary as it’s an important factor that helps your kids to achieve their goals. If they aren’t enjoying themselves, then they wouldn’t be able benefit from the experience instead.
Don’t be afraid to tag them along in any trips to travel! This can be the chance for you to expose your children to other cultures and lifestyles which they have not seen before and could let them explore for themselves. There are a lot of things to be learned and experience from traveling which would definitely leave your children touched from the excitement of new environments and people! Books are of good use too but they shouldn’t be the primary source but secondary instead. It’s best to experience it for themselves the real things rather than from another person’s perspective. Books can still be of good help in getting your children’s creative juices squeezing for ideas and flowing to imagine fiction situations instead!
The computer and internet are also coming in handy as this can help in building a variety of skills in your young ones. With the social networks as recreational and research tools, you can choose to expose them to appropriate websites but with your supervision most of the time. Sometimes, you may choose not to be present when they go online simply to show your trust towards them.
A child’s potential is also indirectly influenced by people surrounding them and sometimes they could have role model to help them better. Parents, like it or not are always their role model and if a parent is being an open and interested in the world person, they would most likely to raise an interested child in the future!