Parents in every part of the world want their children to become happy and successful in their future careers. If the parents are themselves successful, they often try to teach their children their business. This sometimes works out very well for both the parent and his child.
Parents who haven’t reached their own career goals strive to do everything possible for their children so they will do better. Sometimes they want their child to achieve a goal that they had but never achieved. The parent may save up money so his child can go to university even though he could not.
These actions spring from the love and concern that parents have and work out well in many cases. But the same well-intentioned actions are not always what the child needs. Like all individuals each child is different and has his own strengths, passions and goals. And these are very important as they can determine his happiness and success. Some of the best paid people are also the happiest and that’s because they have the good fortune to love their work.
Because parents have a responsibility to raise their children,
they are often in the position of teaching. But a child can actually teach his parents what he needs to do to reach his full potential if the parent is willing to observe. Children have different things they really enjoy and are good at. One child might love to dance, another may like figuring out puzzles, some are young computer wizards and enjoy it, others are born salesmen, many are always working at their favorite sport and there are those who love music, art or writing.
Almost always, what the child loves is also a strong point he has.
It’s easy for him and he is better at it than others. These interests can become a future career. All the parent needs to do is notice what these areas are, admire the child’s skill and offer any needed help. A pianist who has decided to play at an early age and who has talent and a willingness to practice every day can be a great musician early in life. The best thing a parent can do when his child demonstrates this kind in ability and interest is to follow his lead.