Of all the advice and opinions out there today for the young and progressive-minded parent, I seldom read or hear talk about recognizing a young child’s gifts. Time is most certainly of the matter as we live in our fast-paced realities, and where time seemingly is whisked away from us in the wink of an eye.
A parent’s role is not only an astounding responsibility in these times, but it is a most important role, as this responsibility entitles a parent the role of teacher as well. Parents are solely responsible for the complete education of a young mind. A daunting task to say the least that should never be completely offered over to another as the child attends institutions of learning. Especially on a subject that is imperative and foremost… the practice of daydreaming. A subject matter that is vital not only to learning, but also creativity, and offers the how to’s toward innovative thinking applications. In this approach, a young mind learns the lessons of becoming a well rounded thinker with ease, and will also feel the accompanying and realistic jolts of self-esteem and self-appreciation: In essence, their own energy. The child who then becomes the adult, will have developed a positive and forward thinking mindset, a child who will view the world with open-mindedness and will have the problem solving skills necessary to be a productive and happy member of society.
Set the importance of a daily practice session for your child. Offer them a choice of subject to think and imagine, and envision possibilities. Give ample time frame in the beginning, without pressure. It takes time to become developmentally creative. See you child’s rightful gifts as they are given, and as the individual that they are born to be. Express to your child the importance of their place in the world through genealogy studies, and even allow them to do some research on the subject. Allow the child to come unto to their own realization that it is they who are the one who is responsible for making positive choices and positive differences in the world around them. It is their right, and your responsibility. Be yourself amazed at the brilliance unfolding before you. Be not just a good parent, be a great parent and take soulful credit due in the process of molding a great mind. A child is a work of art in progress after all, so let them paint their own landscapes of life. Sit back and witness, and reap the joys from the miracle you had been waiting for all your life.