It is totally normal for parents to feel or think this way about their children, and they should not hide it from their little ones as it lifts their self-confidence up and enhances their relationship with their surroundings.
The problem relies when parents try to mold or change their children’s characteristics to match with the image they have already set up in their minds. Why is it a problem? Because this image was drawn based on old unfulfilled dreams or the fear of their children’s failure in the future!
This issue might result in focusing on children’s weaknesses and forgetting or even neglecting their strengths and hidden talents. This will convey an unwanted message to the kids that says “you are not good enough” or “you have a problem with dealing with your surroundings”, which will lead to lower self-confidence.
It is important for parents to know that their children have their own independent personalities with whatever that characterizes them, and it is their role as parents to embrace their children’s capabilities and strengths.
In the past, a child’s intelligence was evaluated based on his academic records, but nowadays, many studies have revealed that there are many different types of intelligence, and that each child has his own special intelligence. This has helped a lot to focus on every child’s merits and attributes to support them and to make your child blossom in the future.
Howard Gardner has classified intelligence into eight types, which are:
So, after understanding your children’s type of intelligence, you will be able to explore their talents and hidden qualities easily, how?
Every human being is special in a way that makes him different from the others, and for every child there are some characteristics and qualities that need to be embraced and directed by parents, so he can grow up confident about himself.
Childhood is the most important stage in a human’s life, it is where personalities are formed, and human attributes are developed..