• 5 Ways To Help Your Child Be An Achiever
    These simple tips will help you bring out the best in your child.
  • Bringing up a successful child takes more than providing her with books and other learning materials. You also need to cultivate simple habits for a healthy mindset that will enable her to maximize her potentials.

    Apart from giving her the proper tools, instilling the right outlook and cultivating proper values, here are a couple of things you can do to give her the best possible start.

    Know your child's potential

    You have to know what your child has to offer before you can encourage her to be more. You also need to take into consideration her strengths and weaknesses. Is she good with numbers? Perhaps she has a knack for making things, painting or writing? Can she play musical instruments? Does she love sports? By understanding what your child has to offer, you can expose her to activities that will showcase her abilities.

    Build her confidence

    Always be your child's cheerleader. Avoid comparing her to her siblings, or to other children. Make it a habit to cultivate confidence instead, by highlighting her best traits and offering the right amount of praise for her efforts. Pointing out the things she did well will encourage her to achieve and excel. It's also important to teach your child self-love. Help her appreciate her talents and her abilities. Help her believe in her problem solving skills and decision-making capabilities.

    Teach her the importance of failure

    Even though all you ever want for your child is to succeed, it's also important that you talk to her about failure. Help her understand that every once in a while, not everything she does will go according to plan – and it's okay. Losing and failing are normal parts of life and your child needs to be able to have the emotional stability to pick herself up every time she fails. Helping her pull herself together when things don't go according to plan will give her the motivation to try again.

    Create productive routines

    Simple things like going to bed and waking up at the same time every day or having a definite study period will help her understand the value of time and deadlines. It will also teach her how to properly prioritize the things she needs to accomplish during the day. Routines will also encourage her to be more responsible about her choices.

    Encourage healthy habits

    Besides imparting productive routines, proper values and a positive outlook, it's also important that you nourish your child from within. Give her the proper nutrients she needs through a healthy diet of leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, eggs and berries. Deep-water fish with lots of calcium, fatty acids and Vitamin D are also great for your kids. These foods are also rich in brain-nutrients like DHA. Your child's brain grows to 90% of its adult size in the first five years of her life. During this period, it is essential that you give your child other DHA-rich food like milk. Here's a couple more things you need to know about DHA.

    Sources:

    https://www.skiracing.com/stories/how-to-raise-successful-achievers

    http://www.nicolineambe.com/events/six-steps-to-raising-a-high-achiever-and-a-confident-child/

    https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/young-adult/Pages/Fostering-Healthy-High-Achievers.aspx

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