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What is Your Child Passionate About?
Isn’t it fun to look at your little ones and wonder… “What will they become when they grow up?” “What profession will they choose?” “What skills or talents will they possess?” It’s even more fun when you start to see those interests and passions develop. Check out how one dad his daughter’s passion in this “My All-Star Daughter” video…
My Sawyer, age 7, has started to show interest in specific activities and interests. Sawyer has a minor obsession with reptiles and dinosaurs and plans to be a zookeeper or pet store owner when he grows up. Priscilla, who’s only 5, plans to be a princess or ballerina; if that doesn’t work out, she’ll work at McDonalds, she says.
Tune Into Their Interests
So I try to cater to their unique interests as much as possible. We visit nature centers and frequent the reptile section at the library. We watch real ballerinas on YouTube. Oh and we eat lots of McDonald’s, too. (Wouldn’t want to stifle those McDonald’s dreams, right?)
Follow Their Lead
But I try to be careful that I don’t narrow those interests by catering too much to them. That I don’t hinder them from diverging on another path. I mean – they’re young yet. Those interests will probably change. Heck, my interests and career goals still change by the day at age 32. I want my kids to experience things beyond their interests, to explore the world, to have TIME to do so. (So we change it up with Burger King once in awhile.)
The Resources They Need to Succeed
I’m sure when my kids get a bit older, we’ll offer more resources for their interests. Sign them up for classes and get them the supplies they need. But right now – and I think even when they’re older – what’s so much more important is our support and enthusiasm in THEM. That’s the real good stuff that they’ll remember. And that’s the good stuff that will make a real impact on their dreams.
Keep the Good Going for Them
New York Life’s Keep Good Going (KGG) Movement is all about perpetuating that “personal good” that positively affects everyone in your life – including your kids. “It’s the good you want to pass onto others you care about—in big or small ways—because you know how it can positively shape their life experiences.” Learn more about how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going.
What are your kids’ passions and interests? How do you help support them? I’d love to hear more in the comments below!
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