Were there times you were amazed that your child can do things that you can’t? Even how many times you think to yourself… how they did that?… even you yourself can’t answer it. Then, probably… that’s your child’s natural gift!
I believe every child is born unique. They have their inborn talents, and special skills acquired through training. How lucky are those with inborn talents but it would be nothing if it will not be nurtured. As parents, we should be the first to know if they have it. A natural gift is not only having a high IQ like some genius but could be anything like writing poems, composing lyrics and songs, dancing. singing etc.. as in anything that your child can uniquely do at his best. And to nurture it, does not really involve spending too much money. While some can enroll their child in special talents classes, how about those parents who can’t afford those? Below are some suggestions.
1. Let your child enjoy doing what they love.
Just let them be! If they need to be messy. then go… if they want to talk, sing, dance in front of a mirror, don’t hold them back, instead support them. But make them understand your set limits so he can still enjoy his craft, and at the same time still following your rules.
2. Give them materials.
Te enjoy more their craft, give them the necessary materials they need. It does not need to be expensive, or sometimes, us parents need to be creative like making some DIYs so you don’t need to buy anymore. Like in my case, my daughter likes to write poems so she uses unused pages of old notebooks, then just designing it so it would look nice.
3. Don’t forget to praise them.
When they show you their work or talent, never ever forget to praise them. It lets them feel that you truly love what they do and you are proud of them. It gives them more motivation and confidence to continue developing themselves and doing what they love.
So that’s all for now. All I can say is just always love your children and support them in everything they do. Then, just to share some of my daughter’s own written poems, feel free to read below. You can also visit her blog @worldofmybestest, but I think she’s still experimenting on it so it might not be working yet. For now, enjoy reading her poems below.