One of the things I love as a mom is to see my children find their interests and passion. But how do you support your child’s interests and help them grow? Do you know what are your child’s interests? As parents, we can help them find their interests and passion in many different ways. Here are some of my personal experiences raising two children, a 10-year-old girl, and a 17 years old son.
How to know your child's interests?
Have you recalled the time when you ask your children what they want to be when they grow up? Did you find it amusing? I did. I had the chance to look back on what he wants through his yearbook. Guess what? He wanted to be an architect.
Is it something true today for him? After 13 years, it's not anymore, today he wanted to pursue an IT Career. But what's most exciting for me is that his hobby of drawing is relevant to being an architect. I observed that he loves to draw! He started his love for drawing when he was 9 years old. Here are some of his drawings.
Invest on Your Child's Interests
His love for drawing started on a piece of paper, pencil and a crayon with guns as the subject matters.
As his interests continued, his subject changed, his medium changed. From guns to cars to faces, from sketchbook to digital arts. As far as digital tools, we invested in a Wacom Pen Tablet.
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Talk To Them
Ask questions. Explore what they would love to do. Three years ago, I asked them what they would love to do.
As I listen to them, I connect and guide them with their interests. I document their journey through a website and social media, check this out: LG Arts FB Page, Website, and YouTube Channel. Through this, I can share how they were able to progress in their journey.
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Enjoy the Journey
Nothing beats when you have fun in the process. The process of identifying, encouraging, nurturing, and motivating their interests is fun.
Today, I'm super excited as my son is turning his hobby into profit. He is launching his first webinar series on How To Draw Anime For Beginners. This is a webinar series for kids and teens interested to learn about how to draw anime. If you want to know more about it, check it HERE.
I’d love to know what interests your children? How are you supporting your child’s interests?
Another year has started and before I fully leave 2019, I thought it would be good to look back on what transpired in my life.
What hightlights me the most was about going through the pain of business failures, broken relationship, betrayal in the workplace and health problems . It was not a great year for me , but nevertheless it was a season of learning more about myself and life. I guess, I went through with what we call as "Midlife Crisis" as what other people called it.
Overcoming of all those challenges was not really easy, but I thank the Lord for giving me the grace and strength to slowly overcome it. Because of that season, I find myself getting into rediscovering the within me and focused on learning new things towards personal growth.
With that, allow me to share the 7 questions I ask daily that helped me figure out exactly what I need to find myself again.
Getting Ready for 2020
Y2019 was full of losses, but it was full of learning experiences. As I get ready for 2020, 2 things that set me now.
“Those things that hurt, instruct.” —Benjamin Franklin”
As what John Maxwell said, "Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn. " Life is full of ups and downs , but it can be better and more fulfilling if If I look at negatives as a way to learn and grow.
Failure was there to give me the change to rise up with full force for one more time. And if I have to choose a word for 2020, it's EXPLODE. Explode the power within me.
I am so excited for Year 2020 and praying for all the breakthroughs we all deserve.