As your child grows up, they will need to think about the career that they want to pursue. This is where knowing their internal motivations and what they’re passionate about can help. We have teamed up with a prep school in Oxfordshire to share some tips on helping your child find their passion.
Helping your child find their passion
Avoid Putting Pressure on Your Child
While you want your child to do their best in school and find what makes them happy, it’s important to let them take the lead. Avoid putting pressure on them to know what they want to do. This will all come with time. By pushing them to do things that they don’t want to, you will only make them run the other way and feel unnecessary pressure.
Talk to Them
Talk to your child about their interests. While they may know what they like and dislike, they may not fully understand what their passions are. By talking to your them, you will also be able to intervene and find ways of helping your child find their passion.
Encourage Them to Get Involved in an Extracurricular Activity
Extracurricular activities give children the opportunity to try new things. They can find hobbies that they enjoy and build skills which help them in their development. Skills such as problem solving and creative thinking.
Career / Personality Test
Tests like these can help children to learn about their passions and the careers that most suit them. They ask a number of personality-based questions to gauge the sort of person that they are and their motivations which are used to objectively provide answers.
Show an Effort to Explore Your Own
Children learn from what they see around them and pick up similar behaviours. By investing time in your own passions, you can motivate your child to do the same.