An Astronaut or a Cricketer? An Engineer or a Veterinarian? Sky is the limit when it comes to potential career paths for your child. Fortunately, you don’t need to take your child for expensive career tests to know what activities capture your child’s attention. If you are observant, you will surely be able to identify the tasks that spark your child’s imagination. As a parent, there are several things you can do to support them through the process. You can be your child’s trusted mentor and guide them gently with your wisdom and advice. However, finding the right career path for your child will take some time and discipline. Here are some simple tips that will help you find your child’s potential career: –
Watch your child play
Does your kid prefer group activities or solo projects? What would he/she choose first: a drawing pad, an iPod or a scooter? Observing such little things about your child will give you a good idea of where his/her talents lie.
Understand His/her Choices
Allow your child to explore different activities like music, sports, dance, literature etc. and watch what really grabs his/her attention. If your child is not showing interest in a particular activity move on to something else until he/she discovers their true passion.
Validate Your Child’s Interests
You may think playing video games or watching cartoons is a waste of time, but if your child is into graphics, animation or problem solving, it may be boosting your child’s innate talents. Instead of criticizing your child’s skills, encourage them by saying- “Wow, I noticed you like playing games and you’re really good at it!”
If your child comes home from school and starts to draw cartoons or write riddles, encourage them instead of admonishing. If your child feels censored or limited, he/she might stop expressing himself/herself creatively.
Forget About Your Likes And Dislikes
As a parent, you need to understand that your child is not a reflection of you. Your child has his/her own likes and dislikes. If you’re disappointed by your child’s lack of interest in an activity, help them move on to the next without reprimanding them. Never try to impose your passions and interests on your child. This will help them express their innate passions and interest without inhibitions.
No matter where your child’s interest lies, as a parent you can only show them the path and guide them. The final choice, however, completely depends on your child. Whether your child chooses to be a Doctor or a Cricketer, all types of career paths require training and certain qualifications that need substantial investment. The best parents can do, is invest in Child Plans for education and gather the adequate funds to support their child’s dreams. At Finserv Markets, we offer Child Education Plans like Bajaj Allianz Future Gain & Bajaj Allianz Life Goal Assure that can provide for your child’s future educational needs. So invest in a Child Education Plan and be financially prepared to fulfil your child’s dreams no matter what.
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