Being a parent is tough. Being a parent of a teenager is even tougher. We all want to help our kids any way that we can and helping them to uncover their talents is one thing that we can do to set them on the path to success.
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Launching your child into the world is a daunting task to say the least. Sending them off to make their own way can be terrifying and the questions that come with it seem insurmountable and unanswerable.
- Did I do everything that I could to prepare them?
- Will they find a career that brings them joy and passion?
- Will they be happy and successful?
- Do they feel confident in who they are?
Whether your child is navigating high school courses, graduating from high school or college, choosing a major, thinking about going to graduate school, or about to enter the world of work, you want them to be as prepared as possible for what’s next and you want to give your child the best chance that he or she has for success. You want to be able to show your child the way and guide them to a future that will be satisfying and meaningful, but it can be hard to know what the “the way” is. One way to set your child up for success is to make sure that they know what their unique gifts are and how to use them to the fullest.
At times, it can be all too easy for a child to dismiss what a parent has to say- “You have to say that! You’re my mom!” or “Dads have to say that!” But, natural abilities don’t lie. Getting a glimpse into how their brain works is an invaluable gift that you can give your child.