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Discover your child’s Talents
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Angha Vishen
 
By Angha Vishen
Published on 12/8/2009
 
All children are born with some talents such as singing, dancing, playing, arts, and acting. Parents play a crucial role to help their children developing their talents. First of all it is very important that the children talents are noticed and nurtured carefully. As parents you need to help them to promote their talents starting at the very early age.

Child's Talent

All children are born with some talents such as singing, dancing, playing, arts, and acting. Parents play a crucial role to help their children developing their talents. First of all it is very important that the children talents are noticed and nurtured carefully. As parents you need to help them to promote their talents starting at the very early age.

Below are some important facts parents should follow in order to discover talents in their children :

  • Find out what your children like to do such as drawing, painting, reading story books and then help them to develop those skills. Start it at an early age. Let your children participate in various learning activities programs conducted in the neighborhood. You can even enroll them to different preschool programs of their interests. Do not force them to join or learn anything that they don’t like at all. Let them be creative on their own but watch them what they are doing.
  • On various occasions, gift your child a variety of story or science books if he is interested in reading. This way he will enjoy reading books as a hobby and side by side he will gain the knowledge. If you have a library nearby make visits along with your children. This will help them finding various books and DVDs of their interest.
  • Internet also plays an important role in developing talents of your child. Children can find information on the topics of their interests in the internet. Watch them as you don’t want your children to browse sites which you don’t feel appropriate for them. Keep computer in the common area. You can also apply a parental control.
  • Conversation is necessary between you and your children. You can also initiate conversation by sharing what you have been thinking rather than asking them. Focus on your child’s thinking. Ask your kids what they want to be, what their dreams are. If they want to become a doctor encourage them to pursue study and practice in that area. Give your child a separate space for studies and other creativity. Let them know the importance of the academic success in life.
  • Play with your children on a regular basis. It makes them feel very special. Play may include throwing ball, making a mud pies with them or even a walk in the nearby park. Also let them play with the puzzles or the blocks.
  • Encourage your children to ask questions. Sometimes parents feel irritated by their questions. But remember our answers will encourage them to keep asking questions and that will ultimately help them keep learning. As far as possible keep your answers short but explanatory and appropriate for each age-group.
  • Do not compare your child with another child either for the positive or for negative traits. It is not a healthy attitude and we must not compare our children or other child to them.
  • Give your child as much love and support as you can in building their talents. Giving support does not mean that you accept everything and let them do whatever they want. Supporting your child also mean that you care for them.

Parents are responsible in nurturing their kid’s talents and learning by creating various opportunities for them to explore different activities. When your children participate in various activities programs keep track of their behavior. Ask them about their thoughts and feelings about the activity program they have participated.

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