How To Keep Your Kids On Track For Success
Most moms typically have the same few goals, no matter short-term, or long-term. To keep the house running, to make sure happiness is flowing throughout your family, and to set your kids up for success. Every little goal you have pretty much fits into these three categories and if it doesn’t, most everything else is very miniscule in comparison. Although tough at times, keeping a house running is relatively simple. Cleaning, cooking, laundry, fixing problems that arise, etc. Keeping your family happy is a bit harder. Everyone has different tastes and preferences, but you know your people well and it is doable. When it comes to setting your kids up for success, everyone has different opinions on how to do something and when to do it. All of these differing opinions make it very hard to know how you are actually supposed to accomplish this. Don’t worry, though – you’ve got this! There is no one way to do things and it all depends on your family, but here are my personal favorite ways you can set your kids up for success:
According to Parent Co., “From the very beginning, your love for your children affects how they develop. Your child’s growth has to do with more than just the food they eat and the exercise they get – love affects it, too. Researchers looked at how well mothers supported their children when they tried to do a difficult task, and then checked back about 5 years later to do a brain scan. The more supportive the mothers were, the more the child’s brain – specifically the hippocampus – had grown. This part of the brain controls how kids learn, how much they can remember, and how they handle stress. Children that are supported by their parents when they struggle get more than just a little help – they get bigger brains.” Every child is different, but one thing that is common will all is the fact that they need to be able to take in information and get an education to succeed in life.
Teach your child what it feels like to be proud of something they worked hard on. An easy way to give them the ability to feel accomplished, outside of school is by giving them chores, getting them involved in extracurricular activities, like sports teams, church groups, or other groups, and maybe even doing some extra work for neighbors as they get older. This could be anything from cutting the lawn, walking a dog, picking up groceries, babysitting, or more. Another huge aspect of feeling accomplished is learning how to safe. Once they are able to purchase something they have been saving for, they will feel accomplished and it will teach them how important it is to manage money correctly.
Out of all of these bullets I have given you, Education is probably the most important of all, because it is what will get them places in life. Sure, you can have love in your heart and that is great, but it will not get you a job. Having a degree under your belt will get you that job. Unfortunately, nowadays school can be pretty challenging for kids. According to Empowered Learning Transformation Centers, “SAT scores in critical reading are lower than they have been in 50 years, according to the College Board, and math and writing scores are also trending downward.” How are these kids supposed to learn when all odds are against them? Because of this, Co-founders, Peter Riddle and Richard A. Reutter created a program called The Empowered Learning Program™ at Empowered Learning Transformation Centers. “The Empowered Learning™ Program is an exclusive combination of “outside-the-box” educational and medical technology that works on the brain’s processing abilities, directly affecting underdeveloped cognitive, visual, and sensory-motor functions and literally changing the brain physically as it eliminates barriers to learning. The Empowered Learning™ Program operates several levels below the content typically taught in schools or by tutors and measures the cognitive, visual processing, and sensory-motor integration functions of anyone experiencing learning and/or behavioral difficulties. Once deficiencies in any of the screened areas are identified, the program is tailored to remediate the deficiencies, which enables the student to then easily assimilate any content taught in school.” For parents, this will give you the tools that you need to understand why your child is not learning as expected. Students will get a completely tailored program, in order to effectively rewire the brain by increasing and strengthening the neural pathways that affect an individual’s ability to learn, increasing their ability to learn, focus, and pay attention.
“Kids who volunteer are more likely to have a greater respect for others, leadership skills, and an understanding of citizenship that can carry over into adulthood [Child Trends, 2012].” There are many ways to teach your kids to give and it is such an important lesson when growing up. Sure, if you do not volunteer or give, you can still be successful – that is obvious, but I believe it is an important lesson that will help them reach higher and go farther in the long run.
Lead by example and show your children what they should strive to have, whatever that means to you (it’s okay if this is out of the box or different from others opinions!). No matter if it’s nice cars, a big house, happiness, love, a great job, a giving lifestyle, etc. it doesn’t matter. Whatever success means to you – show them how you got there yourself and what they need to do to achieve that.
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