One of the most difficult parts of parenting is instilling independence and leadership skills in your children. Thankfully, leadership skills are easier to instill in your children than you think! Here are six of our favorite ways that you can instill leadership skills in your students.
Set the Tone
Modeling is one of the most important things you can practice with your parenting. Show your children how to be a leader through your actions, whether that’s letting them see a glimpse of how you balance work and play or showing them a mistake you made in the past.
Getting involved in a group is a great way to foster leadership skills in your children. Teams and even girl or boy scouts are great ways to teach your children what leadership looks like and how they can be leaders, even at a young age. Your children will learn that the best leaders are also team members.
Teach Them to Persevere
One of the big differences between successful adults and ones who struggle is the skill of perseverance. Children who learn this skill at an early age will have much more success throughout their life and have the leadership skills they need for a career.
The Art of Negotiation
Every good leader knows how to compromise and work out an agreement that benefits both sides of a situation. One of the most leadership skills that your child can develop is the art of compromising and learning to agree to disagree.
Communicate with Confidence
Instead of asking your children to quietly communicate or stay quiet when doing things like ordering at restaurants, teach them to speak for themselves in a polite way. This boosts their confidence and easily increases their leadership skills.
Encourage the Value of Work
If your child is interested in “working” around the house over the summer to get extra allowance or something similar, allow them to do certain jobs around the house and earn set amounts. This helps to teach them self-determination and the value of money.
Challenge 4 Kids Can Help Your Kids Achieve Success In and Out of the Classroom
Challenge 4 Kids is a dynamic program aiming to support the schools that provide the educational foundation every child needs today and shape young people into the leaders and movers-and-shakers of tomorrow. We utilize L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Effective Communications, Attitude, and Development of People Skills) principles to help your kids grow as individuals and fundraise for your school. To learn more about how we can help your school and your child achieve fundraising success, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 429-4356. To get more fun ideas for your family and fundraising, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!
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