We’ve all had instances in our childhood where our parents tried to force us into a hobby or sport. If you are anything like me then you also tried to push back on that hobby forced upon you and it probably left you hating that activity. That is how you develop a child’s passion incorrectly. Here are some tips on how to do it the right way.
1. Let the child discover their own passion
From my own personal experience, I would dedicate myself more to hobbies where I stumbled upon myself. I would find myself skipping swimming practice in middle school to play basketball instead. This is why I believe it is so much more effective to allow your child to discover their own passions and support them with what they want to do.
2. Let your child discover their own passion part 2
Now although you should let your child find their own passion, you can guide them along the way or subtly direct them to a certain passion. One strategy is to place items near them and have them interact with it. For example, if you want your child to learn an instrument you can place a guitar in the living room but not mention it to your child. If they on their own begin playing the guitar it can help them develop that passion on their own. You can do the same thing with stuff like basketballs, tennis rackets, etc.