Helping Children Find Their Passion

“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


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Parents always wish that their children should do well in whatever they do. However, some also want that their children should excel each and every time in every activity irrespective of whether the child enjoys it or not. Like each child is different, in a similar manner each parent is different. We as parents must keep in mind that what works for Mr and Mrs Z’s son may not work for our son. Well, I am sure that all of are aware of this. But on the road to parenting, we forget this and insist that our child also follows the others.

This is a world where one size does not fit all! Right... so why force our children to do the same. Click To Tweet

Rather them pressurising them and forcing them in certain activities, it is best to help them with what they like. When allowed to opt their activities without coaxing them, they enjoy the given set of activities and learn to tap each opportunity and grow with it. Not only this, but it also reflects in their mannerisms, the way they talk and a zeal to learn the same.

Here is how you can nurture your little ones to become future Micheal Angelo’s, Beethoven’s and whatever they want…

For the Child Who is a Stage Enthusiast:

Some children are born actors. They are outgoing, love to perform, don’t shy away and enjoy the limelight. Some of the best activities for these children are theatre, drama, dancing and singing. The formative years of a child are very critical to help them understand what they enjoy doing the most.

For the Child Who Loves Nature:

If your child loves spending time in the garden and often wonders how the plants grow and also takes care of them, then it is a good sign. Your child shows an affinity towards nature and it is best to hone their skills in the activities which take them close to nature. Gardening is the perfect option, it not only teaches them to learn about plants but also teaches them to be patient. Photography is yet another activity which they can follow. Getting that one right shot can have several attempts behind it. After all its all about being passionate and patient.

For the Child Who Loves Outdoor Activities:

Who loves to stay in the house all day long? Not me, not my daughter. A lot of children like my daughter love to spend time playing with their friends. Though with the advent of technology this is decreasing drastically … since children are glued to their smartphones, tablets, I-pads and other smart appliances. Well, if children love to play outside it is a very good thing, but channelling their energy in the right direction is very important. Registering them in activities like swimming, camping, self-defence, skating, tennis, badminton and other outdoor sports can work wonders with them. You never know with adequate training they may get laurels home one day.

For the Child Who is Creative:

Being creative helps a child solving problems with a different aspect. It allows you and your child to change your outlook towards life. Creativity helps the child to break the normal routine and do something different and find inspiration in most mundane places. It allows the child to think and ask questions and above all creativity ensures that the child understands the difference and similarity between random thoughts and ideas. Activities like painting, handcrafts, do it your self kits and even best out of the waste are good to start with.

For the Child Who Loves to Stay Indoors:

Some children don’t like to spend much time outside the house. If this is the case, it is perfectly fine. Don’t push your child, rather nurture them accordingly so that they do not land up spending time with the gadgets and smart appliances. Try to indulge them in cooking, creative writing, playing an instrument like a piano or a guitar. I am sure they will definitely extract the best out of these activities and stun you when they become chefs, musicians and writers.

Still confused, where to start from! don’t be, just go and have a talk with your child, try to find out what they like, discover what talent they have and make their childhood worthwhile.

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Shubhra Rastogi Written by:

Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

6 Comments

  1. January 23, 2019
    Reply

    Oh, yes. Every child is unique and we, as parents and caregivers, have the duty to see them as they’re made to be… but it’s also our opportunity to open up their worlds to understand that there are different options available, and each one has value.

    Our children were so different from each other. And because we educated them at home we had the flexibility to tailor their learning to their strengths – but we also made sure they saw and experienced those items they weren’t naturally drawn to… What did this do, ultimately? (They’re grown now.) They are open to trying new things, even if they know they might fail, or might not like what they try. It doesn’t impact their sense of self-worth. And they still love learning – regardless. To me, that’s a win -> Loving to learn.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 24, 2019
      Reply

      Trying new things is always good. It makes us realise how well we can adapt to a situation. The love of learning is the best thing that can happen to someone.

  2. January 23, 2019
    Reply

    I loved looking at the different pictures you chose and I believe in doing as you’ve said – as parents, nurturing their interests and supporting them shows we value them for them. We never want to give them the idea that we think they should be someone else. Just the best and happiest version of themselves.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 24, 2019
      Reply

      Totally agree with you, Jeanine.

  3. January 24, 2019
    Reply

    Every child is different and they each have their own likes and dislikes, and strengths. My great granddaughter is only 5 months old but she is already focusing on different things. She loves anything with music, can sit and listen to us read her books and she adores being outside. Since both her mom and dad are creative, I’m sure they will open her world.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      January 24, 2019
      Reply

      I am sure Martha, your great granddaughter will be creative and full of energy.

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