Your children are learning, growing, and developing dreams that they long to accomplish. However, the path to success is not all sunshine and roses—your child will face trials that they may not feel prepared for. Failure, discouragement, and fear may seem debilitating, but if you can empower them in these moments, it can mean the difference between giving up and pressing forward. Empowering your child’s dream is very important for success.
Celebrate the Small Successes
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
If your child’s dream is HUGE, it may seem daunting—by breaking it down into smaller steps, you can put a plan in place to help them move in the right direction little by little. Then, when they reach each goal on their journey, reward them somehow to get them excited to succeed.
For Justin, our future NHL star, smaller goals could be “making 5 goals in a game” or “making it on the high school hockey team”. Raquel isn’t the Prime Minister yet, but we celebrate every victory along the way: for example, if someone agrees to put her sign on their lawn.
Ignore the Haters
A lot of young girls and boys are inundated with criticism and bullying—whether in person or over social media. Don’t let anybody stop your child from pursuing their dreams. Help them develop a thick skin. They will be faced with plenty of rejection; if you can teach them to roll with the punches and not take it personally, they will learn to be self-motivated and shut out those negative influences. Plus, this will remind them that you believe in them, and hopefully they’ll develop the courage to pursue their dreams even when it’s scary.
Learn from Every Experience
Even when your children fail, you can help them to learn something from that experience; don’t let them see failures as the end of the line. If Justin sees every failed shot as a reminder to practice more, he’ll work harder to perfect it. If Emma sees every door in her face as a challenge to be overcome, she’ll become better over time.
Only by analyzing each step can a child determine what works and what doesn’t; then he or she can make changes to become better as they climb the ladder of their dreams. Even if Raquel doesn’t win the riding of Wolseley in this provincial election, she will learn SO much that she can use as she continues her journey into politics.
Enjoy the Journey With Your Children
Enjoy watching your children grow and pursue their dreams. Be proud of them! Don’t be afraid of big dreams; if your kids dream ambitiously, they can grow up to do amazing things!
Be a proud parent. Encourage your children, reinforce the dream, and invest in their success. When Justin is the MVP of the NHL, and Emma is at the top of the charts, they’ll remember who it was that gave them the courage to succeed.
Sheila Dancho is a certified Sanoviv Medical Institute Nutrition Advisor. She has over 20 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry and has helped thousands of people improve their lives. She’s also the Founder and President of Wealthy Network Marketing Women. To learn more about how she can help you to become Wealthy and Well, visit www.sheiladancho.com.