Success is no accident, it takes hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
For parents, success is something that children should be encouraged to achieve. However, in order for children to be successful, they must first be given the tools and habits that they need to benefit from the advice and words of wisdom from their parents.
Here are five parenting tips that will give you the guidance that you need to help your children be more successful in their current and future endeavors and it can improve your relationship with your child.
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
1. Set Goals
First, have your children set goals, no matter their age.
Goals are an incredible way to help your children achieve heightened levels of success. The goals that you set will need to be based on the specific needs of your child.
Younger children tend to thrive when they are given short term goals. It might be to “make the bed every morning,” or “read a book by the end of the week.”
No matter what the goal is, it should be designed so that they establish good habits.
2. Reward Achievements
It is important that your children are rewarded when they achieve their goals.
From giving them their favorite dessert to letting them play a game before bedtime, there are countless types of beneficial rewards that you can give your children when they achieve their goals.
Remember that the reward should match the level of the goal.
In other words, if your child achieves a minor goal, then they should receive a smaller reward. However, if your child achieves a major goal, then they should be given a larger reward.
The key to the latter strategy is to make sure that your child understands the different levels of goals and subsequent rewards. By understanding the system, your child can more effectively learn to not only achieve their goals but to also set goals of their own.
3. Create a Nurturing Environment
Create an environment where everyone shares their goals.
Success shouldn’t be a singular adventure.
Instead, success should be something that everyone can partake in and enjoy.
To create an environment that nurtures and supports success you can turn to a technique from the Kennedy family.
At dinner ask, “What is one thing you learned today? What is one thing you…