How to identify passion in your kids? A guide to encouragementSubscribe

Finding your strengths and passions—and the points where they converge—can feel like an impossible challenge, even as an adult. It's simple to lose faith in your ability to assist your children in locating those things. There is also the constant desire to exert too much pressure on your children or make them concentrate intensely on activities they aren't particularly interested in.

We try to convince ourselves that we know everything since we've walked on this earth more than our kids. It is understandable to try to convince your child to pursue or engage in hobbies/passions which you know would fare well in the world. You're just trying to safeguard their future based on your knowledge of the world. But, you need to realise that children are making their own world. It will be very different from what it is right now. Therefore, each child must have their own sense of individuality as an adult. This will help the world develop in ways suitable for personal and collective development.

Below, we've listed some ways to find your kids' passions. We hope you learn to coexist with this knowledge and encourage it further.

Talk To Them About Their Likes & Dislikes

When do your kids feel the most engaged? Inquire about their passions. Pay attention to how kids speak and the vocabulary they employ while describing specific tasks. When they're talking about a passion, they might speak more hurriedly, smile more, or use a lot of exclamatory speech. Give them the tools they need to discover their passions.

Share with your kids the interests you had when you were their age and what you liked about them. You can even talk about how it's improved your life if the passion has continued to grow.

Keep The Parental Pressure Low

Sometimes relieving the strain and emphasizing "having fun" allows them to unwind and discover what they're "into" on their terms.

To pursue their interests outside of school, your child must be in the "driver's seat," keep this in mind. While scheduling free time for them to do so is a wonderful idea, don't pressure them to do anything since you could be more interested in it than they are. Alternately, if they express interest in something, don't overdo it. As a result, their enthusiasm may be squelched, and it may appear more like schooling. Encourage them to keep pursuing their interests. 

Kindle Their Curiosity

Keep encouraging your children when they talk about the new things they discovered. Be reasonable when they ask too many questions. Answer and encourage them without giving unbelievable answers that might misguide them into believing that an Apple is a Pear for years. 

Let's state the obvious, but support your child at all times, not just when they succeed. Whenever they try something new, congratulate them. When they struggle, help them; if they're feeling down, comfort them. Train kids to accept not always coming out on top or winning. Above all, emphasise how great they are simply participating and giving things a shot. 

Encourage Them To Branch Out

Even if your child is already interested in something or develops a strong interest in something, don't stop encouraging them to study. They may consistently favour one thing over another. Yet, just because they identify their niche does not imply that everything else should disappear. 

By exposing your child to a wide range of potential interests, you are always encouraging growth. This simplifies children's adjustment to various learning styles and is a terrific method to discover how your child learns. They can also pursue multiple interests and continually attempt new things with them.

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