Helping your child enhance his Special Talent

Written By: / Career Guidance and Education / Thursday, 21 April 2022 18:10

Everybody has some talent. Nobody is an expert in everything, but everybody is good at something and may improve the gifts and talents they have. Young people particularly need to do well at something. Successful people are less probable to use drugs or alcohol or show other negative behaviours or feel meaningful.  Talent includes some obvious things like obtaining good grades, getting musical skills or become a fine athlete. However being persistent, being a good listener, or being pleasant is also talent. Parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and teachers need to play the role of talent scouts and observe less evident gifts and help youth to see and value their own capabilities.
Youth builds a real sense of self-esteem from things they provide rather than the things they receive. Help them to develop their talents and provide them with the opportunities of making a contribution to others’ good using those talents and build self-esteem. It also sets the foundation of being an all-time contributor to the society.
Special talent is defined as the “outstanding ability to choose and achieve difficult goals as per one’s interests, values, abilities, and contexts”. It can help to explain these confusing phenomena. Persons with individual talents understand themselves well, take excellent decisions, as well as have the required skills to achieve their aims. They are flexible and self-disciplined persons who have extended higher levels of environment-specific individual talents that permit them to assess multiple, challenging, and competing goals.
Hence, how can parents assist their talented children in developing personal talent? During the school, talented youngsters start making choices which affect their lives. Therefore, if they develop their personal talent earlier, there are greater possibilities that their decisions will result in fulfilling and satisfying lives.
Self-knowledge has the awareness about one’s abilities, values, and interests. Parents can assist children in developing self-knowledge through supporting them to try different activities and find out where their abilities, values, and interests lie.
At times, you see some talented youngsters and a few things which come naturally in them. The youth should learn the skills which they require to deal with supposed or actual conflicts which may happen between the subculture and culture of the bigger society. Younger people should have a stronger inner spirit with positive beliefs, values, and confidence which affect their behaviours and decisions. These values consist of personal responsibilities for the interests of others as well as the commitment to respecting themselves. Parents may help by revealing stereotyping in media, forming unconditioned options in their lives, valuing learning as the way of moving beyond the norms of local society, and encouraging self-sufficiency and self-direction.
Parents have a very special role to play in the life of their child. We have to be part of the growth process and discovery of our child. Our role is to help our children understand and define their talents.
Give Space to Your Children’s Talent to Grow: All the children are talented however at times; some talents go overlooked due to their hectic schedule of caregivers’ or parents’. At times, children’s talents are documented but a person that recognizes it does very little to look after it.
Children’s talents should be nurtured so that they can grow up to have a hobby that they can enjoy. Children, whose talents are nurtured, grow up to be extraordinary and healthy beings. If you are a parent or caregiver of a young child who has talent is how you can nurture it.
Focus and Take Interest: Once the children find something which they are good at, they will spend significant time at that and will wish to show everybody what they could do whatever that is. In case, your child comes to you when you are very busy, don’t shout and give emphasis on how much the child is disrupting whatever you do. As an alternative, just ask your child to come again later so that you can listen to him or her in a better way. If you are unable to give your child full attention, then don’t push yourself to sit down with your child as it can make your child feel as if he is interfering your work and he may lose self-belief in his talent. Whatever talent your child has, give little time each week and provide the child with complete attention. Your attention makes your children realize that you care for them and wish them to be successful.
Develop the Talent: Get some tools which can develop the child’s talent. For example, for a child who is a brilliant painter, get some paint sets, if she knows everything about the rainforest animals or locomotives get her a comprehensive book on the subject.
Another option is to take the child to the events which concentrate on the child’s interest or talent. If he likes art then go to an exhibition with him. If she likes theatre, go with her to see some performances. Keep them engaged in the activities which will develop the talent.
Examine the Child to Develop the Talent: Ask your child questions regarding his special talent as well as inquire him to let you more for his talent. If you ask questions, the child will feel better. This could make a few children worried but numerous others will indulge in attention. This will help them feel positive about producing their talent when they observe that somebody wants to find out more about that.
Register your child in the class which concerns about his talent. In case your child is having a special talent for cooking, enrol her in a child’s cooking class. In case you are confident about where to get children’s classes, explore the community centres. Few of the centres have programs for the children of diverse ages with decent pricing. Your other option is to do a basic search on Google to get classes within your area.
The Don’ts
Do not force the child beyond limits (very hard). Lots of parents feel overwhelmed because of their child’s talent and they make the mistake of forcing their child very hard. Any overworked child is just not a pleased child. You wish that your child enjoys his talent and not fear it.
It is fine to make your child work however it is not right to exhaust your child. For instance, don’t assign your children with five classes per week. They have school as well as its homework and require time for their social life also. In case you observe that your children are not having good times, ask them about what they wish to do. While parents push very hard, their children don’t have talents however expectations which they have to live up and it’s not fun.
Develop Creativity
Five essential areas are there through which parents may develop creativity in the children:
Family: It is perhaps the most significant area where children need encouragement. Being parents, we should communicate the requirement of support for the children right through the family that includes grandparents, uncles, siblings, cousins, and aunts.
Friends: Find some ways of creating occasions where a child can work together with the other children that have the same interest. It will assist them to build their individual community for help because they inspire, grow and encourage the other children also.
Teachers: Make some efforts to spend some time as well as engage with the children’s instructors therefore in a long time your child will learn and inspire to do that. Community: Categorize and take part in the community activities whereas children can show their talent as well as support the community. While the community knows children for the contribution they have made, it builds amazing morale.
Mentors: Mentor can be a talented person of your area, within the field through which your children are interested, a family friend or neighbour which your children are looking for. Try and identify the mentors and ask for their assistance in developing your children’s talents.
Tips to Discover Young Talents
Give them opportunities to follow their interests and find out their distinctive capabilities. Extra-curricular activities, lessons, clubs, planned youth activities, or field trips can offer opportunities which spark talents.
Identify and congratulate them for their efforts. If they take part in any particular activities, they should be congratulated for their attempts because trying needs courage. Avoid comparing you with other people who have different talents. Respect the exclusive talent of every child. Identify lesser evident gifts like being nice with the animals or feel sensitive with feelings of other people.
Provide them opportunities for making some contribution with their talents. Being renowned for positive and valuable contributions help the youth to feel their importance. If the youth can do positive things, then there will be lesser chances that they will do negative things.
Help the children to identify the difference between selfishness and self-esteem. Usually, youth feel that they are not having sufficient self-esteem to do something new or use the talents they are having. Each child is a distinctive individual. Every child lives in the different home environment. Every child has particular genes with different experiences. Developing stronger positive attitude is the initial step to help the students to get self-motivated. A motivated student can be a successful learner. In contrast, there are many people who have achieved much in their lives but they didn’t have higher self-esteem.

About the Author

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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