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Six Tips To Encourage Kids To Become The Entrepreneurs Of The Future
Walking into an
airport, or a mall, or a restaurant, it isn’t odd to see young children playing
with some sort of electronic devices, whether it’s an iPad or a cell phone, or
watching something on a television screen. On the contrary, it’s often an even odder
sight to see a child playing with toy cars, or brushing a doll’s hair,
whilst waiting for their kids’ meal at a restaurant.
Recent studies have shown that the amount of time young children spend on
electronic devices has tripled in the last four years alone. Further studies
have shown that young children eight years and younger, spend on average up to
four to five hours per day on electronic devices. These numbers are set to
increase as the years progress.
As we move onto what is predicted to be a tech-dominated future, how do we
prepare our children to acquire the key skills they need to be creative,
imaginative, innovative, while staying unique to their
individualism? Well, worry not. KidzUnplugged has got
you covered. We have six main tips to help your family encourage that young
mind to become a future CEO.
more time spent on hobbies and talents What other things does
your child like that aren’t centered around technology? What sports clubs can
they sign up for? If your child is great at a sport or is a talented artist,
it’s best to nurture and develop it whilst they are still young.
2. Model creativity Children are
more likely to do whatever they see is being done around them. As a parent,
this is great time to tap into your own hobby or talent. Children tend
to enjoy feeling genuine creativity and encouragement from
their surroundings. You may find yourself enjoying the feeling of being a kid
3. Accept messiness When children
are really in their "zone" of ample fun, they tend to make a
mess. Most times, it’s a mess they understand and may have created on purpose.
Allocate a certain area in the home that is all theirs, and where they can
create freely, and "clean up time" can be done when they are
done. Interrupting their mess can interrupt their creativity.
4. Networking is for young children
too When we hear the word "networking," we often pair it with
a professional setting. But actually, children who are socially comfortable,
often grow up to be great communicators and leaders. The next time you go on a
family vacation, hit up the resort kids club; its great place for children from
different parts of the world to interact.
5. Point out the small stuff around
us Most children are born inquisitive (we all know how many times they
are able to ask why!), but often lose this trait as they get older, and more so
as they learn about something called Google. But you can easily provoke
inquisitive thinking in small children by asking them their
thoughts about things like, why clouds are not fully circle shaped or why
flowers are colored differently. You’ll be amazed at their answers, and
remember it doesn’t have to be wrong or right- it just needs to be their own
6. Acceptance of who they are Children
blossom freely once they are able to be who they are. Encouraging this from an
early age, not only builds confidence, but opens up ways for children to be
more accepting of others around them. All qualities needed for a great leader.
These tips are just some of many more amazing things you can do with your
children. Not only will they be capable of becoming a successful entrepreneur,
but more importantly, a well-rounded and socially conscious member of society.
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energy rushing through you, you will be able to overcome your mistakes and that
of your team, you will also be able to guide your team into achieving the
desired result because energy is contagious. 2. Have
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