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How to Raise an Entrepreneur Kid!


-Jill Marx

The hovering or helicopter parent is not likely to raise an entrepreneur. The odds of a child being raised with parents watching every move is a child that wont learn to fail at a young age and will not have the coping mechanism to start over in order to succeed. The initial instinct of being paternal or maternal may be the very reason that your child may not want to become an entrepreneur! Micromanaging your kids, basically sets them up for failure to succeed.

As a parent we need to foster skills that bring about positive attitude in reference to failure. Sounds confusing, but when your child doesn’t make the basketball team its the same comfort that you give them to succeed when telling them that they may be a better member of the golf team. Its about shaping the child’s behavior at a young age to have better social emotional skills.

Some skills that parents should work on at a young age are:

Effective problem solving- Make them feel good about themselves and try to help them understand what the real problems is.

Helping kids learn from failure- Let kids know that if something goes wrong, there is a way to learn and sometimes good comes from bad.

Let kids make decisions- Allow kids to make decisions, its part of taking a risk which is a key role of an entrepreneur.

Encourage them to take risks- Taking a risk helps kids understand consequences, things like not dressing warm enough and then being cold.

Teach them constructively- Teach them with love and support and a lesson to be learned. Kids want to learn the same way as adults.

Encourage your kids with spirit. It takes lots of time and effort to raise kids so why not give them the space to grow in your own home. Help them to become self motivated and independent while under your roof. Knowing they have skills will give them the wings they will need to succeed!

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