By Sara Al Adl
Who doesn’t have a dream job? All of us do. Some are lucky that their actual job is their dream job. But some are not. I have many friends who are not happy with what they are doing and this simply because they cannot find their passion there.
Dream job starts from early childhood when kids have passion towards certain things. Some students have artistic passion where others have sport passion and etc.
And here comes our role as teachers to support them and encourage them to follow their own dreams. By mastering all the skills needed for it, they can make their dreams come true.
“You can do it , you have the right skills , your talent is incredible,……..” Words like this can affect a child’s life forever. It is our duty as teachers to show these young kids who they are and what they can do. We MUST encourage them to make use of their abilities and achieve their own dreams.
Here is an interesting experience of a mother who encourages her kids to follow their dreams:
he first thing I always do is sharing my own dreams with my children. Talk with your little ones about what you love and prefer. Explain to them why you love this or that thing or activity. Then tell how you are going to reach the dream. It is also good to make them looking for the friends who have the same views and dreams. At times, these may be even adults.
After that, I spend the time to work on my dream. It shows my children how determined I am and do I undertake to reach the desired goal. When a kid sees his mommy or daddy involved in this process and ho happy they feel about that, the kid wishes to feel the same impressions.
The next step I undertake is a talk about their own passions and dreams. Encourage all those things they adore the most. Of course, some of those may seem ridiculous and have no sense. However, you should never forget that there is a little kid in front of you and not an adult person. Respect your children.
You should create an atmosphere of freedom as well. They have to feel that they are free to discover and explore. Children would not like any form of restrictions. If they wish to seek hidden treasures in a local park, encourage them and take part in this adventure together with them. Talking from my own experience, such situations bring the grown-ups a great pleasure as well. For a little while, you return to your own childhood. This is a nice feeling.
Do not force them doing something they don’t like. There are things we really love doing. They bring us great pleasure and we become much happier if some other people join us. When your kid is interested in painting as you, it doubles the pleasant feelings you receive. Nevertheless, consider the preferences of your kids. Probably, they are not as enthusiastic about painting as you are. Consider their wishes and never make them do something out of their interest.
Teach them to be dedicated to their dreams. There are many examples when people could not reach their goals due to little passion. Teach your kids that enthusiasm and dedication to the favorite doing are their best helpers.
Hopefully, you will find my methods useful and they will really help you and your kids.