In our present society, basically every parent puts the future of their kids into consideration in taking vital family decisions.
When we were much younger our parents chose and decided our future careers.
Almost every parent wanted their kids to be doctors, lawyers and engineers.
These were the most popular careers our parents saw as successful.
Everyone wants to be *mama doctor* or, * papa lawyer * as the were fondly called.
I wouldn’t blame parents for choosing future careers for their kids. After all, they chose our names and we bear those names for life….till death do us part….
If they chose a name for you why not a career too?
This is an argument of a school of thought.
I have no issues with parents choosing future careers for their kids, but what do you consider in doing so?
Our parents were happily civil servants and they were okay with it.
They wanted same life for us because it was good for them.
Unfortunately in our present country, having an 8-5 job has its pros and cons.
Expose your kids to opportunities of knowing the differences between been and entrepreneur and an employee.
This will give them the opportunity to pick a better chance in life.
Have you realized that the most brilliant students work for the so called dull students?
Kids are encouraged to study hard and graduate with at least a second class upper in order to get a good job.
The so called dull students resign to fate, by giving up, I can’t make this 2:1.
So I will rather establish my own business.
Finally the ones that made 2:1 will end up working for them.
From a female perspective, have you thought of the damage your 8-5 job is doing to your home?
How many 8-5 jobs in Nigeria actually close by 5?
An average employer wants to exploit his workers.
Most 8-5 jobs are no longer Monday to Friday unfortunately they now extend from Mondays to Sundays.
Your home is left to the mercy of your house maids.
How Do I Encourage the Entrepreneurship Spirit in my Kids?
Parents can do a lot of things to stir up the entrepreneurship spirit in their kids.
Here are a few suggestions but it’s not limited to these.
Encourage Your Kids Problem Solving skills. These kids are smart, give them the chance to fix some of their challenges rather than just fixing it for them.
Just monitor closely and make a few amendments where necessary.
An entrepreneur is a fixer.
Help them develop their social – emotional skills.
When your kids exhibit great social emotional skills , it’s awesome. Teach them to overcome fear, teach them that risk taking is an essential part of everyday life. Also how to overcome failures.
When you fail, what do you do? Do you give up? Entrepreneurs don’t give up
Lead by Example….
If you are an entrepreneur, take your kids to your office occasionally and show them what you do.
Let your teenagers embark on vacation jobs. Learn new skills.
Also encourage that skill you observe your kid exhibit.
My son likes fixing engines, what do I do?
Early exposure of kids to Technology
We all use tech apps, don’t be surprised the kids can understand it too.
The kids play a lot of video games so they already have technology knowledge.
Dear parents, I feel more kids should be groomed towards becoming successful entrepreneurs rather than grooming them to having an employee mindset.
What do you think?Share!