Steps to Raise Entrepreneurial KidsBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
The business leaders of tomorrow are today's young kids whose parents are raising them with a mindset and spirit for becoming entrepreneurs, which is an important skill. Shaping a child's behavior to become an entrepreneur will involve fostering their emotional skills, effective problem solving skills and positive attitude to embrace failures and challenges.
Here are some parenting tips that will help you prepare your kids to be successful entrepreneurs.
1. Allow your children to experience a little stress. In order to be successful entrepreneurs, they have to be skilled at problem solving. Although your guidance is still necessary, let them overcome challenges and obstacles by themselves as this is the only way they can learn independently.
2. Encourage your kids to get involved with any type of work. This will give them the necessary experience so that they can learn about the most valuable skills in entrepreneurship such as communication skills, time management skills, people skills and many others.
3. Treat your children as though they are adults. At an early age, it is important for them to get exposed to adult situations, and learn adult conversations so that they can learn the skills needed when they face the real world. Instead of tolerating your kids to turn away from difficult work, encourage them to embrace the work they have started and finish it. This will help them realize at a young age how important it is to keep their jobs.
4. Guide them about taking a college major. When choosing entrepreneurship, it's basically about having a product to sell and with the limited experience they can get, it's important that they have mentors and life coaches who can make them see and turn opportunities to business. Also encourage them to take entrepreneurial internships for an added exposure.