I was a girl guide growing up and its was the best education. We strived to earn badges, all with a specific skill learned, which we then ironed onto a sash we wore. We chose from a task book which had many fun things to do and create with an accompanying badge or two we earned on completing it. Diving into this work with the supervision of my mother was one of my saving graces of childhood. I was being productive and learning skills I still use as an adult. It made me feel like I was moving forward and gaining ground. Here are some steps you can take to help your child feel similarily useful.
What are you children’s interests? Make a list with them. Then pick at least three areas where they can create a project. Ideally, it will be a self-directed project with guidance from you so that you don’t feel its something else to do because you’re busy enough! Arrange a way to work on this new project every week by setting at least one hour in the calendar at the same time every week. Perhaps a friend could join in the project if the new endeavour involves attending a class where you can carpool. Or just for the fun of it!
Youtube has a lot of great how-to videos. Your child may feel discouraged at first and not know where to start. Map out the first ten steps together. It may look something like this.
1. Do research. Go on Pinterest, Youtube and the internet to find others who are doing the same thing or something similar.
2. Watch five to ten videos.
3. Make a list of supplies needed.
4. Make a list of where to get these items.
5. Begin to get all of the items on the list.
6. Assemble the items together.
7. Watch the most useful youtube videos again.
8. Make a list of what needs to be done in the right order.
9. Begin by taking the first step in this new project.
10. Follow all the steps to completion. (This is extremely important! Kids need to learn how to finish things.)
Feel satisfaction and show everyone your great work!
** You could take your own videos to show your own learning. Or make one at the end and talk about how you did it.
Helping your child build success can be as easy as printing out this blog and giving it your child. Ask them to create the list of ten things, or three things they intend on doing. Then you can watch in amazement as your child create’s their own success!
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