Currently, education is moving forward with other parameters. While in ancient times children were educated to fit into molds and be obedient, many schools now focus on proactive kids who will exploit their abilities to the fullest. As long as a child’s talents are given priority, these talents can become their source of income later on.
However, kids need to know about entrepreneurship, business, how to start an online business and how to focus on a single task. How can we not overload them, but at the same time give them the foundation to think ahead? Here are some activities you can try.
3 effective ways to teach your kids about entrepreneurship
Communication and financial culture
One thing you can do with your kids is to teach them to be proactive with home activities, in order to receive a better or worse allowance that week. We usually give our children a weekly allowance, regardless of what they do or how they behave. Nonetheless, this attitude makes them subliminally passive and dependent on a fixed salary tomorrow.
Try to have your kids amused with activities within the house, so that they can receive more or less money. In this way, you will be teaching them to take risks in order to have more money and to see what things are “wrong” inside home in order to fix them and satisfy needs (painting a neglected part, inventing something to do a better job at home, etc.)
Similarly, try to get them to communicate by phone, through social networks and in person, without fear. Many of today’s generations are afraid to pick up a phone, or to say things clearly to their face. This should not happen if we want an entrepreneurial child. Try to teach them to speak English through the applications available today. Remember that English is the universal language.
Try to get the child to be passionate about what he or she is
One of the mistakes parents make is to force their children to do what they do or be who they are. Some parents believe that their children are “mirrors” of them when they are small, when they are completely different human beings. Seek to discover in your child what he is, what he is interested in, what he is passionate about. Introduce him/her to several different activities, a sport, an artistic activity, etc. In this way, he will be able to discover what he is, what he is passionate about and what he can transform into a business in the future.
Similarly, remember that children learn by imitation. If your child sees that you are not very enterprising, conformist and that you are dedicated to something that he or she does not like, what do you think will happen? No matter how hard you try, it is difficult for the child to have a different perception of things and he or she will end up imitating you. Try to set a good example with your own life.
Change the conception of losers and winners failure
The truth is that life always has problems to solve, and that is one of the keys to happiness: problems solved. Instead of telling your child that he should not have problems and that he should be constantly happy, what you should tell him is that his intelligence will lead him to solve the problems that arise in life in the right way.
Businessmen and entrepreneurs ALWAYS have new problems in sight. If they felt failing or thinking they must be permanently happy, then companies would not move forward.