We all have dreams, and for some of us, those dreams have come true. We may have landed a dream job, ticked off parts of our bucket lists, and achieved other goals that have long been wished for.
Then there are those of us who haven’t seen our dreams come true. It may be because some of them were unrealistic, but then again, it might be because there have been obstacles in the way.
Still, we hope some of your dreams have come true, and if they haven’t, keep working towards them.
But what about your kids? Like you, they will have dreams about their own future. They might want to go to dance school at the RAD, become a pop star, or enter into acting. As the parent, you need to support them if their dreams aren’t outlandish, as they will have a better chance of achieving their dreams if you do.
Don’t discourage your children
Don’t tell them they’re not good enough and don’t underestimate their capabilities. If there is a chance that their dreams could come true, encourage them. You never know what they might be able to do in the future, so give them hope.
Guide them to the right places
To achieve their dreams, they might need to take particular classes. These could be at school or at places within your local community. They might need to research information online, and they might need to speak to specific people for advice. As the parent, you might need to take the lead at times, so do what needs to be done to push your children in the right direction.
Save money for your child
If there is an expense attached to your child’s dream, make saving money your priority. When your child is older, they will be able to provide for themselves, but a financial head start is always useful. Create a savings account for your child, perhaps one they can’t access until they are 18. Or put money aside for activities they might need or want to take part in while they’re still young, especially for those activities that can help make their dreams come true.
Lift them up when they fail
A child might have dreams of being an actor, but they might give up after failing an audion. Or they might want to enter into a certain sport but get discouraged when they play badly while at school. As a result, they might never see their dreams come true.
So, consider your children, and the activities they will want to take part in on the road to achieving their dreams. While they might find success, they might also fail at times, and what you do in response is important. If you let them quit and get overly discouraged, they might never attain their dreams. So, be there on the sidelines cheering them on. Encourage them to try again. And if they genuinely do have a talent, find ways to help them improve as this will boost their chances.
Will your children’s dreams come true? Who knows! But it’s better to encourage than discourage them, especially when their dreams are realistic. So, be there for them, help them achieve their dreams, and as you do so, consider what you might need to do to make your own dreams a reality as well.
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