Do you know the most beautiful blessing in our lives? It is the choice to live with intention. To not only breathe but to actually live in the moment while embracing every single moment that life blesses us with. Also, this is not something that remains applicable to adults alone. This is as much a reality for children too.
You may now ask how to live a life with a strong and satisfying intention. It is simple. By trying to find your purpose and constantly feeding your passion. Here, we at Excelsior American School, positioned among the top 10 schools in Gurgaon, would like to urge all the parents reading this blog post to not only keep hold of this mantra yourself but also guide your children in the same direction. Worry not, we are here to tell you how you can do that. Read on.
Everything it takes to guide your children to their passion and purpose:
- Look Beyond the Purview of Academics:
We at Excelsior American School agree with you when you say that academic excellence is crucial for the growth and development of children. The only thing we would add here is that it is not the only important thing!
Sports, extra-curricular activities, playtime, and breaks are equally important. Do you know why? Because not every child is going to be an academician or a scholar. Some would choose to become sportspeople and musicians too. However, for them to realize their calling, purpose, and passion, it is necessary that the school and parents motivate children to try their hands at different activities. We at our school are consistently doing that and expect the same from the parents too.
- Discuss Options:
If you want your children to realize their life’s purpose and passion, begin by engaging in deeper conversations with your children. What happens is that many children do not get the much-needed exposure during their growing-up phase. This means that they only see and follow what they have been told about and introduced to. The need is to see this as an opportunity and discuss the many options that children can choose from as per their interests and will.
- Invest in Skill Polishing:
We at Excelsior American School have observed that children, who grow up to become entrepreneurs or artists, have at some point shown early-age skills in the field they chose to grow up with.
However, parents have a role to play here because, in the case of all these children, their parents spotted blessed traits well in time and invested in getting them further polished through a tutor and with practice.
For instance, let’s say, your child enjoys dancing. If you know so, do not hold back from enrolling the kids in a dance class. You never know you would end up giving their life a purpose, a passion, and a direction, giving birth to a dancer par excellence.
- Keep Pressure at Bay:
Just take a moment and step back into your childhood. How many of you were bright students who always came first in the boards and got a 100/100 in Math or Science? Now, tell us, how many of you got the opportunity to explore various extracurricular activities? You know what we are talking about, right?
You, as a child, may not have gotten a chance to explore your passion and experiment a career around it. But would you the history to repeat itself in the case of your children too? Trust us, it would be in the best interest of your child and his/her future to not be pressured at any point in time. Give your child a free hand to breathe, let him/her fall a few times, let him/her gather a few experiences, and ultimately come back to you with what they see as their passion.
Purpose and Passion need to be Preserved and Polished:
We at Excelsior American School, recognized among the top 10 schools in Gurgaon, have been associated with the field of education for many years now. From all the experiences that we have gathered over the years, if there is one thing we would like to tell you, it is to nurture your child’s passion and give your child a purpose to devote their life to.
We understand that all these concepts may come across as very heavy to you in the first go. But the reality is that once you give it the time and attention it deserves, it will come across as easy-flowing to you. At the end of the day, the goal of every parent and school is to raise happy and satisfied children, something that can only become possible by focusing one’s attention on the two most precious ‘Ps’, i.e., Purpose and Passion.