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Having passions gives us purpose and a sense of identity which can be beneficial for children when growing up and moving through education. It can make life easier when trying to find a career to pursue and fast track their journey as they will be able to start preparing early on. To help your child discover theirs, talk to them to learn about what they’re interested in and how they think. You may be able to steer them in the right direction and find something that they thoroughly enjoy. Below are tips that were shared by a private school in Surrey on helping children find their passion.
Schools run extracurricular activities to help children develop skills outside of school. Not all skills can be taught in class, so they help them to develop holistically. They are ways that they can try new things, see what they enjoy and are good at. Also, they look good on CVs and can help show a little personality on college/job applications.
Children look up to their parents, so by taking time out to explore your own passions and interests, you can encourage them to do the same.
Whilst it’s great having a hobby, they shouldn’t be forced upon children. Children are unique, with their own unique talents. So, it’s likely that they won’t follow in your exact footsteps. Let them do what they enjoy and if they’ve only stuck at an activity for a few days, that’s okay – it will give them the chance to find something better for them and that they like more.
These are just a few ways in which you can help your child find their passion. If you enjoyed reading this post, feel free to have a read of my others!
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