It is important for any parents to get to know what their children hobbies are. By knowing it parents can focus on what they have to do to build the skills and talent of the children. We can’t deny that sometimes what parents do are not supporting what the children like doing yet directing what they want the children doing. Those are two different things.
An article taken by www.alearnersdiary.blogspot.co.id said hobbies can also provide an opportunity to accomplish something other than academics.
Hobbies can help your children:
Develop self esteem, self image, will power and strength. If your children realize that they have been able to achieve something, they will also develop very high levels of confidence.
Help your children develop reading habits: Hobbies form the main gateway to learning and understanding.
Reading and writing hobbies can help bring children, who spend too much time watching TV or play games, to engage themselves in reading good books. Reading is good hobby that assists your children develop the noble qualities of patience and tolerance.
Learn goal setting: With good hobbies, your children can learn how to set goals and achieve them. Goal setting is very important life skills that can anyone to realize his or her dreams .
Develop immense levels of confidence: Hobbies can provide something productive to do when your children are idle.
But how to find the answer of ‘what is exactly my kids talents are?’
Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder and CEO of LearningWorks for Kids said:
Let your children find their own passions.
Expose them to many opportunities by doing, watching and reading. Visit libraries, museums and historical locations where they can learn about people who were creators, inventors, leaders and hard workers.
Introduce them to people who have an expertise.
Find friends and family who truly love their work or their hobbies. Help your children see what someone does in order to pursue a hobby. This could be as simple as taking them to a friend’s home to see his vegetable garden or as complex as visiting a museum to check out a collection of great artwork from a specific artist.
Become familiar with the biographies of famous people and their expertise.
For example, read biographies or watch documentaries about U.S. presidents, Nobel Prize winners, great athletes or famous musicians. Help your child to see how these individuals pursued an interest and how they became prominent in their fields.
Ensure that your children interest is expandable and flexible.
Help make them interest multimodal by finding other toys, books, videos, real-life examples and educational opportunities to expand upon the passion. Don’t let the interest become too narrow. Help them to see how this particular interest can be connected to other parts of the world.
Model your own intense interest.
If you don’t already have a hobby or a passion, find one that fits you. If necessary, try a few that meet your needs today and can be cultivated when you are not spending all of your time parenting, working and just keeping up with daily life.
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