Allowing Children The Opportunity To Embrace Their Talents

There are some families where the children follow the tradition of their parents and grandparents; an example of this would be a case where the father is a farmer and to make a livelihood, they are trained to follow their father’s footsteps.

My cousin is a school teacher (I believe that she wanted to bet a vet), however, her mother pushed her in the direction of a teaching job (Her mother is a former teacher by the way). I have seen many similar things like this happen. Parents influencing their children to be things that they think would best suit them and some of them actually believe that the child is way too young and immature to make a decision where their career is concerned.

It is my sincere belief that children are born with certain talents. For example: young Tommy seems to be quite versed at any musical instrument that he puts his little hands on. Any observant parent would notice that the child is gifted in music; particular attention would be placed in that field. Young Tommy has the potential of becoming a professional musician.

Unfortunately, there are parents who may notice that their child is gifted and send them negative vibes by telling them: “This is nice. However, I do not have the finances to send you to music classes. Maybe you should be a chef like your daddy.”

Then there are the opposite type of parents who would work two jobs so they can pay for the course that their child is naturally talented in.

Children have so much to offer this world and the most we can do is to give them our full support. Smile and tell them: “Follow your dreams and believe that you can achieve them!”

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3 responses to “Allowing Children The Opportunity To Embrace Their Talents

  1. I agree, all though, as a man who isnt a parent, i think i would do things with my child that would expose them to all things. Yes i may be a chef, but they wont have to follow in my footsteps, but i will do everything i can to help teach them everything i know in all things in this world and allow them to make that choice when they are ready to do so. and if they decide to be a chef as well, great, if not ill be proud of them no matter what.

  2. Love what you say, Justin. You do your name justice.. :). Renard, always caring, truthful, positive, straight to the heart of the matter, thank you as ever. From me a bit of a groan, sorry, it's another subject I still feel sore about, as I'm sure many do. I'm blessed to have a talent for art.. and it was recognised from a young age by my parents, but.. at age 14 I wasn't allowed to go to a high school that specialised in art because it "wasn't a proper job"; I'd not get a high school diploma (i'm pretty sure that's not right); and.. because I'd be 'mixing' with "the wrong sort of people", which makes me wince and feel angry to this day. My father, a technical writer, wanted me to study technical drawing, but I wouldn't as I _really_ don't like machines .. We compromised with architecture.. I used those qualifications for 6 months.. amazingly someone in the office who'd come back from studying architecture in Florence, Italy, as a friend he saw my artwork and literally said to me – what are you doing here, you should go to study art in Florence, – which I did. Feel I'm still missing those 4 years in art school though.. and the friends I would have made, instead of 4 years ridiculously hard graft and virtual aloneness. I still painted in spare time.. music helped get me through.. still does.. Must say though I've a very steady hand and micro-accurate vision. :). ♥

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