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How can we make a child get the best of its potentials in life?

  1. litsabd profile image76
    litsabdposted 6 years ago

    How can we make a child get the best of its potentials in life?

  2. prettynutjob30 profile image91
    prettynutjob30posted 6 years ago

    Make sure they are well educated,and teach them that as long as they live an honest life they will go far.

  3. ~Christina profile image61
    ~Christinaposted 6 years ago

    1.  Listen to your kids.  Let them tell you about their dreams and what interests and excites them. 
    2.  Make the most of opportunities.  Don't sign your kid up for every sport and activity under the sun.  Choose the ones that match their interests.  That way they can see if they like something enough to pursue it more and don't get worn down and stressed out from being over-scheduled.
    3.  Let them try new things without making a huge long term commitment.  Sign up for a 4-6 week class or join a club at school - low pressure ways of finding what they like and are good at.
    4.  Take advantage of the local library.  I go once a week and check out books for my kids based on their interests or things they've asked about.  Thanks to the library, my 14 year old son now has a big interest in particle physics!
    5.  Love them.  All the time, no matter how well (or poorly) they do academically or athletically or artistically.  Be their safe place, where they aren't judged by how they perform, but are loved because they are your child.

  4. Veronica Bright profile image61
    Veronica Brightposted 6 years ago

    All any parent can do is to provide the best in educational and recreational opportunities they can, and to encourage the child. The child should be taught to express their individuality as much as possible, while still adhering to personal values, such as respect for others. Not all parents can afford the best, but to offer any opportunity available is important. I think that "encourage" is the operative word here.

  5. kerlynb profile image90
    kerlynbposted 6 years ago

    Good question.  I'd be reading the other answers here.

    Here are some of my thoughts:

    - Make sure that the child knows that he or she is very much loved.
    - Praise the child's strengths and hone them. 
    - Encourage the child to improve his or her weaknesses.
    - Let a child laugh at his or her own mistakes and learn from them.
    - Be a good role model.
    - Give quality education and provide positive recreational activities.

  6. Handicapped Chef profile image80
    Handicapped Chefposted 6 years ago

    A young child is, indeed, a true scientist, just one big question mark. What? Why? How? I never cease to marvel at the recurring miracle of growth, to be fascinated by the mystery and wonder of this brave enthusiasm. Just be there and guide them.

  7. Leaderofmany profile image61
    Leaderofmanyposted 6 years ago

    Children, learn by example. Be a good role model, show them the right way and do your best always.

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    Coly888posted 6 years ago

    Provide them the best formal education there is. Then supplement schooling with realities of life, that is expose them to everything there is. Teach them personal responsibility and accountability. Prepare them to be "street smart". Build their confidence in everything they do everyday. A smart and confident child has a better success in life..

  9. flowmeter profile image60
    flowmeterposted 6 years ago

    I think that caring for them and being there for them goes a long way

  10. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    you really can't all you can do is offer positive guidance and help when they need it. being there for your kids is so important.

  11. annettemarie profile image58
    annettemarieposted 6 years ago

    A parent that doesn't try to live through their child.  Treat each child as a separate individual, who has their own interests and talents.  It's very important to hone on them, and support him.  Also, acknowledge each child matures and grows in their time, of course with our support.  We need to let them learn from their mistakes, and don't do things for them.  Being a good listener, talk to your children, and be honest.  Develop at a early age family meetings (just to talk), or special movie nights (can be anything).  This shows the child or children that the parents care about each other and the family unit.

  12. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 6 years ago


    Funny I wrote a hub similar to this question but in the direction of the parents, well to increase their chances for a greater potential in life.   You can simply raise them fairly, care for them, & most of all be a responsible parents in dealing with their education and the nurturing process overall. 

    There's loads of answers that can fit this particular question, because it takes a great deal of time & energy to raise children properly.  On the flip side you can waste a lot of it doing all the wrong things like setting bad examples and all.

  13. giopski profile image60
    giopskiposted 6 years ago

    Affirmation is key.  A very affirming atmosphere would help boost one's capacity to maximize his/her potentials.

  14. moiragallaga profile image83
    moiragallagaposted 6 years ago

    Provide a good example and set reasonable and challenging expectations on them to motivate them to do their best and try as hard as they can. Help them learn important values and to develop good habits that will later on serve them well in life.