There has always been a big deal placed on gifted children. There are schools that even hold seminars to let parents have a clue on how to enhance their children’s gifts. But it is not just the parents’ responsibility to find out the talents of their children. They also have to teach their children how to give to others and if they could use those talents for others’ benefits, well and good.
Fathers are usually said to be the disciplinarian in the family. Mothers are said to be more of the caring type. But this is not always the case and either way, they both have to make sure that their child has a balanced life. Too much discipline or military-like discipline at a young age might make the child focus on rules. Parents must be an example to the child early on.
There are different things that you could do to show how to be giving. Take for example team sports like basketball. You need to pass the ball to others. It is part of your strategy as a team to score. If you were always getting the ball and not giving it to others, they will not get the chance to shoot the ball or pass it yet another time. That could make the team lose the game.
Another thing that you could do is when you are with your neighbors, you could share the joy that you feel, let your child see it. Also, teach your child how to be more sociable too. Sometimes you would encounter neighbors that are difficult to deal with but things will be quite alright if you crack a joke to break the ice. Show these people love and your child will realize it.
Originally posted on June 29, 2006 @ 2:54 am