“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.”
― Dolly Parton
Leaders are made, not born. Parents who are aware of this fact look for ways to build leadership skills in children. Leadership positions, such as class monitor, sports team captain, etc., can potentially do wonders for the child by building their confidence, character, and integrity.
In this article, we will cover everyday things that parents can do to build leadership skills in their children.
A book written by Dr Michele Borba in 2009, titled The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, lists a few everyday activities that will help parents build and strengthen their child’s leadership skills. Dr Borba is an internationally renowned educator and a parenting expert and has worked with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
Parents need to remember that leadership skills are learnt. Children may initially struggle to demonstrate leadership skills. Parents need to provide extra support and encouragement to make sure that the child continues to practise these skills to get better at it. As always, keep showing up for your child and be consistent, and you may see the results in no time.
Do you think these tips will help build leadership skills in your child? Do you know any other ways of building leadership skills? Do share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments below.
Borba, M. (2009). The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries. Germany: Wiley.
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