Children are the biggest blessing to your life. They’re also the biggest challenge you’ll ever endure. People can try all they want to write manuals for how to raise a child. There are books upon books, upon podcasts, upon teachings that attempt to give you the miracle formula for how to raise your child the right way. You want to know the secret? There is correct way to raise a child.
A book might help in some regard, but the thing you found that worked for your first child in one area of their life will not work on your second child. You know why? Because they’re different people. Everyone is unique and everybody responds differently to love and to discipline. If you want to raise your child well, try to understand who they are as individuals and cater to them in the way that they personally need to learn.
With this being said, here are some ways you can help your child excel in life: It’s not an exact science. It’s about listening, learning, and being willing to try different things in regard to your child’s specific needs.
Nurture Their Giftings
Understand that your child is going to be gifted at many different things. You may find that at a young age, your little boy has a great aptitude for language. This doesn’t mean he’s going to grow up to be a linguist and a scholar, but it could.
Your child could be both gifted in the arts and in the sciences. Know that those things can go together, and long as you support them in what they enjoy doing and facilitate an atmosphere that nurtures their giftings, your one step in the right direction for raising a child that will excel in life.
Give Them What They Need
It can be difficult to know what your child needs at times. They may want a lot of things, but often what they want isn’t going to help them in the long run. Start your children on the path to success by instilling the best of things early on in life.
This includes managing things like nutrition and environmental factors that greatly affect the development of a child physically, psychologically, and in all other aspects. Do research to determine what it is is going to be most beneficial to your child. Vitamins and minerals might serve to help brain function, as will essential oils and classical music. Pick one, or pick them all. It’s your choice.
As was stated before, parenting and raising a child is not an exact science. What’s right for one child might not be right for another. Just be sensitive to the giftings and needs of your kid and the love and care they feel pouring out from you will help them live successful lives.