Summer or late Summer is the best time to dream big with your kids. For adults, our goal setting and resolution making happens at the beginning of the year. But for the kiddos, Summer is optimal and makes the most sense. It is the transition period from when they've completed their school year, get a break, and prepare for the new school year. It's a great time to reflect and look ahead! So...
Dream big with them! Because they will need your encouragement. They will need your encouragement to think freely, be curious, and self discover their passions and strengths.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Create A Vision Board
Visualization of your goals and dreams is one of the most powerful mind exercises one can do. Taking the time to think, collect, and decorate your dream board will help your child hone in on what they need and want. The goal is to bring it to life. It doesn't need to be fancy and there are no rules.
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Letting them come up with their own ideas, ways to earn money, and how they will spend it can be so rewarding. In addition to dreaming up big ideas, they will get to discover their own strengths and opportunities. Their likes and dislikes makes for great dialogue at the dinner table.
Have your tween come up with a list of things she would like to do this summer. Yes, as far as we are concerned, it's still SUMMER! What would she like to learn? Places she wants to visit? Things she wants to do? What books would she like to read? Here is a fun one from Babble.
What are her passions? How would she like to give back? Whether it is a small or large project, exposing your child to philanthropic ways can teach her how one person can make a difference. Kindness goes a long way. Don't know where to start? Check out this post. Also check out this resource guide.
Introduce them to other like-minded grown ups
What does she want to be when she grows up? What skill sets will she need to posses to get there? Introduce her to your friends and family that have the skills and/or the profession.