Enthusiasm This quality turns an ordinary person into an extraordinary one. It is being excited and interested in the people and situations around you. Enthusiasm makes others feel great and makes you stand out in a crowd. Enthusiasm will make your child naturally feel good about learning, and it will help them to be open to grasping new concepts. As an adult, it will put them into positions in life that they may not have gotten into had they been sullen and grumpy. Teach your child enthusiasm by being enthusiastic about the things that are important to them. This shows them how good it feels to have someone interested in their personal endeavors, and they will naturally want to spread this feeling to others. Show enthusiasm whenever you are learning something new, either alone or together with your child. Be enthusiastic about all of life, in both the easy and difficult times. This will help your child realize that sometimes being enthusiastic is a choice, and that it is a choice that can affect their outlook even when a situation is difficult.
Courage Courage is not the absence of fear, but strength in the face of that fear. Courage will keep your child moving forward and not surrender to doubt and cowardice. As an adult, courage will give children the ability to succeed despite any concerns or pain that might otherwise be a stumbling block to success. It is an essential lesson to learn while growing up, as it offers the lifelong benefits of strengthened self-esteem, and many others. Inspire your child by reading stories about individuals who displayed courage in the face of opposition. Give your child heroes to look up to, whose strength was this quality. Introduce them to friends and family for whom courage is a strong point. Point out the courage that your child displays, as this will build up a belief in their personal courage and strengthen the child’s perspective about their own abilities.
Beverly Jones-Durr is an Author, Dynamic Speaker, Certified Life Purpose Coach and Educational Facilitator. She is founder of Every Child Has a Story which is home to The Writer’s Vibe and Speech Crafters Club - “The Only Public Speaking Club for Kids and Teens in Alabama!” Beverly empowers young people to command their voice, feelings, ideals, energy and intellect and use all of that to boost their communication skills. Speech Crafters Club is a safe place for members age 8 and up to explore creativity and enhance their communication skills. What's the back door benefits? We're building and enhancing Self Esteem and Self Confidence one child at a time! The Writer’s Vibe empowers kids to use words to write stories only they can write and become stellar wordsmiths whose talents will no doubt someday change the world. The Writers Vibe program launches in 2017. Check us out and prepare to be amazed! You can also follow Beverly 0n Twitter, FaceBook and Pinterest