Every human being has a unique nature, something that makes us stand out from each other. As parents, it is your responsibility to help bring out the full potential of your child’s unique nature. You can’t do that if you don’t honor your child’s unique nature
Don’t try to make them what they are not.
Parents do the mistake of carving the life they want for their kids, most especially the life they couldn’t live. Some make their children their prototype. It’s not wrong to guide your children in the right career path to help them make some choices where they cannot. It is, however, wrong when parents completely ignore their children’s interest. Every child born to you is unique and special in his or her own way. Many children are living their parent’s dreams, such as being a medical doctor instead of an interior decorator or being an architect instead of going into agriculture. It’s a little difficult identifying a child’s unique nature at an early state. However, in time, a child starts revealing some character traits that gives off his or her unique nature.
Let them be their unique self.
As a parent you owe your child the responsibility of letting the child be himself or herself because that is what makes them who they are. A person is no different from the person next to him without his unique nature. That is what makes your child stand out.
How do you get to know your child’s unique nature?
Take time out to observe your child
Take some time to give special time to your child. Observe what he or she does. Compare how he or she behaves at school and home. Spending time alone with your child will give room for proper evaluation of your child’s behavior without any interference. Once you have done this, you can determine your child’s personality and guide him with the skill that suits his unique nature.
Listen to your child
Never be too busy to listen to what your child has to say. A lot of times children try to communicate with their parents about things that bother them but a lot of things take the attention of their parents away. Away from your busy schedule, set a separate time for each of your children and get to know what is on their mind.
Be the parent that encourages your child.
Encourage your child in whatever choice he makes with love. Don’t try to discourage him or her because you believe he or she shouldn’t be having interest in that activity or field or career. For instance, if your daughter has an interest in playing football, encourage her to go for it. If however, you can sense that she isn’t sure of what she wants, put her through and let her know the choices she has before having to choose a career.