Finding the Right Hobby for Your Child
It has been proven by all records, that children who have a rich experience of having crafted their hobbies, ten to have more success in life. Mind well, the focus here is not on having a width of hobbies but cultivating a depth of hobbies.
Hobbies let children go out of their books and literature, to experience the human world in its natural form. Hobbies can become a way of expression for children. Hobbies can make them understand more about themselves and the world around them. More than anything else, Kids U has seen that hobbies make children more focused, creative and gritty over a period of time.
So, how do you cultivate the right set of hobbies in your children? Here is a step by step approach:
Sit down and discuss hobby with your kids
First and foremost – you are the adult in the house and your children should benefit from that. Instead of ordering them or pushing them towards a hobby, sit with them and help them explore their areas of interest. No matter how hard you push, they will ultimately find happiness and passion only in areas that naturally interest them.
More important than anything else, show them the importance of having a hobby rather than pointing them towards one hobby. The more organic the hobby identification process, the better.
Make sure there is a conducive environment
When well-trained adults have problems in managing priorities, how can they expect children to excel at it! With schools, daily chores and relaxation – even children have their plates full these days. Hence, it becomes important to make the environment in the house and around them as conducive as possible, to ensure that their hobby does not take a back seat on the preference table.
When necessary, participate in their hobby
Children love making their beloved characters a part of their games. And usually, their most beloved characters are their parents. Hence, whenever possible, show active interest in their hobbies and participate in them. This simply shows them – that you care.
Ensure there is a continuous flow of ideas
Let them get into a state beyond inhibitions. One where they are allowed to explore, try and fail. This is how they will find their creative genius.