Being a mother how do you figure out the early signs that your child is not just a star of your world but has the unlimited potential to become a star for the entire world at large? Would a hit-and-try method work with your babies? Probably not or maybe it would. The next-gen kids as we call them, completely justify the title, the kids these days are smart, more outgoing, and highly observant.
While social media has taken over the world at large and we not only have to deal with real-life problems but also our added virtual life problems as well. Now as a mother it is your duty to protect your kids from the harmful effects of social media yet giving them the freedom to try new things who knows when you might discover that unique talent in your child that if nurtured will change their life completely.
What are the things that you should be on the lookout for when you are raising your kids to find their hidden talents and nurture them?
But beware you of all people cannot obsess or pressurize your child into forcefully finding something he or she does which is different or rather could be trending on the internet. Kids are curious beyond your control, there are 80% chances that your kid would be yodeling on his own and turning the entire neighborhood crazy, then you having to force a talent on them. Remember you need to be sagacious, even though you might not realize it, but there are downsides to everything, even having talented little kids.
Being inquisitive is their second nature, if children are not going to ask questions then who will? If your child is utterly curious and wants to know all the unsolved mysteries of the universe at the age of 7, let him do it. The more they want to know, the more they will have the will to find out and experiment. Let them have an open platform where they don’t shy away from asking anybody anything. There you can already see a little TV anchor right there or a journalist who has the fearless attitude to ask what is right.
Children start reacting to social stimuli at a very young age and it is even necessary for them to go out and play with other kids. But the difference that you need to grasp here is whether your kid is just going out to play or is he or she able to gather more children around them and maybe make others follow their trend. It is very common in kids to start emulating others they see, how their friend dresses up or talks, and stuff like that. So if you can see your kid as a trendsetter, that kid definitely has a bright future. Give them a social media account and they would get a following sweeping higher by the day.
Drama or Melodrama:
Yes, it is true, kids are super melodramatic and they tend to exaggerate or add a little of their own spices to the actual story. Ask them about their day at school and tell us if you haven’t heard one fictional totally unrealistic or magical mention throughout their day. Children view the world differently so it’s your decision whether or not you want to become a part of their fantastic world laced with limitless possibilities. Mila and Emma the dramatic twins, their Mom has been making their super adorable videos since the time they could not even pronounce most of the words properly, and look where they have come. It was the melodrama channeled into the right path where both the kids could have fun and that is their brand. They are twins having fun and their Mom taping them to do weird stuff.
Challenges and competitions:
At tender ages, the overall holistic development of your child is of utmost importance. All the bedtime stories come with moral instill in the young minds so that they can build that discerning power. There will be a lot of people appreciating your little one and quite a handful of them trying to pull them down. You will witness the sense of competition amongst kids starting from “ Karen has a beautiful Barbie, I also want one” and thus starts the endless trail of wanting more and wanting what others have before they do.
There are going to be many such instances, where you as a mother will have to step in to set boundaries and explain what healthy competition is and where you need to draw the line. But this is also the opportunity to see that your child never backs down from challenges and takes a stand to show their true potential. It is never a good idea to compare your kid with others, there are numerous researches showing the ill effects of comparison amongst kids which can also lead to harboring a feeling of animosity towards a former friend. If your kid is ready to go up against anyone no matter the odds, help him cultivate that.
Needless to say that kids are almost notorious for being too creative. Given the amount of access they have to the internet these days, their creativity knows no bounds. Recently I came across a post where a 10-year-old kid was sewing teddy bears and he sends those hand-stitched soft toys all across the world to kids who are fighting cancer. Creativity and imagination know no bounds. Kids are power-packed with both of them. They know no boundaries, of nations or race or caste or religion. Make sure you don’t bound them either, give wings to their imagination and if you believe in your child’s creative potential, there is definitely no stopping them.
Obstinate little fellas:
Yes, the one thing that is considered a major issue that parents have to deal with is stubbornness. And if you haven’t seen a kid hell-bent on getting the collector’s edition Avengers action figure set, you might be in for a surprise as to how resilient the kids these days can be. These are the qualities that will make them go toward fulfilling their dreams no matter how many obstacles are thrown their way. Even the children are not safe from the criticism be it of any kind and if your child is able to deal with it but still carry on being the funny or weird character that he is, they are in for the long haul. 11 years old Tabby is the youngest certified yoga instructor. Don’t hold back your kids, let them do whatever they want.
They don’t need wings because they are capable to make their own.
These kids don’t need faith because they have an unquenched thirst for myriad possibilities.
They don’t need fancy lights because their smiles make them shine.
These kids are bound to do great things.
To shine and become the stars that they are.
All you have to do is let them fly.
Never hold them back.
Yet be their solid ground, their guardians.
The pillar of strength yet compassion.