I like talking with children. Unlike adults, with children their dreams have no ceiling. Itâ€™s inspiring to listen to their goals and ideas. Kids start dreaming at an early age. They think about their future career, their wealth, their education, and so on. And their dreams can be huge.
When it comes to choosing a career, some will choose the characteristic police officer, fire fighter, or doctor. Others will choose Astronaut, Olympian, or President. If weâ€™re talking about wealth, some will aspire to simply â€œhave moneyâ€, while others will seek a business empire or the ability to retire at age 45 or younger.
As a parent, you have more control over whether or not your children achieve their dreams than we might think. For kids, parents are inspiration, motivation, and leadership.
You might think that your childâ€™s dreams are unrealistic. Thatâ€™s the negative adult inside you. No wonder so many kids in Dominica are failing at the secondary education level, because theyâ€™re presented with this unsolicited advice at an early age. These children grow up with this stigma that certain dreams are unachievable. You should believe in your child because they believe in themselves; and youâ€™re probably the only other support they have.