You can teach your children about developing their own philosophy, but you can also help them measure their personal growth as early as they’re seven. I’ve taught my Joey about measuring his own personal success in school and other extra-curricular activities he has because it motivates him to go beyond his limit and do more. Here are a few things to help you teach your kids about personal success.
I’ve always told Joey that the lifestyle he has right now reflects his personal success, but given that he is still in the academe and the school is an environment to commit mistakes, gauging his personal success would be in the number of friends he has, his ability to manage time and perform well in school.
2. Bank Balance
I told Joey that when he grows up, the superficial measurement of his personal growth would be his bank balance. However, while he is in school, it would be his grades; you can teach him that getting higher grades is only 50% of the total reflection of his ‘bank balance’. The other 50% lies in his application of his lessons from school to real life situations.
Teaching your children how to be independent and learning to have self-confidence is a good way to allow them to measure their personal success. Self-confidence is highly important to develop early in children to protect them from bullies and to allow them to know that their honest self is their most important asset.