Just the other day, my 6-year-old son saw someone playing piano for the first time. He was enthralled by the finesse of the piano player who was gliding his fingers with astounding precision to produce great music. He then asked me he if could also play music like that one day.
The conversation really got me thinking about kids and their passions. We know how music is a passion that requires a lot of dedication. And that’s true for most fields out there. Quite a few people who became luminaries in their fields started working on their passion at an early age. Thus, extracurricular activities have an important role to play in the lives of our kids.
I have already seen so many of my son’s friends getting involved with a slew of activities — swimming, drawing, skating, swimming, cricket, chess and many others. And kids are unstoppable in their enthusiasm to do it all! We are already familiar with how curious kids are and how they are interested in trying out everything that catches their fancy. But do we always understand their hunger to do more and support them? I think we can do a lot better in this aspect.
I recently came across a video by Horlicks that shows what our kids are really capable of. Check it out here. When parents were expecting their kids to perform something they were already learning, the kids surprised their parents with a talent the parents had no idea about. The kids managed to pick up a new talent and perform pretty well in just 2 weeks! I have observed my son’s skill at picking up new concepts and it doesn’t totally surprise me.
I think the video has an important lesson for parents: Our kids have the hunger to do much more than we think and we should do our best to support them.
What if there was a way to find out your kids’ passions? Thanks to the Passion Testˆ, it’s now easily possible to do so. This simple test allows you to discover your kid’s hunger to do more. You just need to answer some simple questions about the kind of activities your child is interested in and you’ll get an overview of his/her interest profile. Give it a shot and your child might end up surprising you!
Today, when kids have so many options to choose from, let’s help them make the most of this opportunity and feed their hunger to do more. Who knows, my son might end up becoming the piano player he was admiring.
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