ContentNo one wants to be a one-trick pony. We all want to be able to easily converse about sports one minute and then politics the next, maybe throw in some music while you are at it. It’s this ability that helps us get acquainted with new people that we meet or get along with our co-workers. Unfortunately, this is not as easy for some people as others.
How beneficial for your children would it be if you exposed them to as many different cultural things as you could? You would be giving them the key to social interaction.
Now that’s not to say specializing in something is bad, because its definitely not. Giving your child the opportunity to become good at something is equally beneficial to them. If they show an interest in something, encourage them. The important thing is not to let that take over their life.
In between whatever your child is enthusiastic about, teach them to fish and to cook, visit museums and festivals, play scrabble and soccer, go on trips and adventures. All these things may seem overwhelming and you certainly don’t have to do them all in one week, but varying your child’s activities can open up their eyes to new worlds, new cultures, and new hobbies.
Another huge benefit of doing different activities with your child is the opportunity to spend time with them. Not only is this good for you to get to know your kids better, its also a powerful way to show your child that you love them. Quality time with them is more valuable than any object you can give them.
Culture your kids by showing them the world and in doing so, you’ll learn more about yourself and your child and set them up for a better life.