May 15, 2020

Business creates a world of exposure and lifelong learning. It influences decision-making, enhances development, and forces execution. Entrepreneurship builds confidence and awareness. This is important for children. Not only is teaching entrepreneurship a good idea but it holds fundamental skills that could enhance the educational and social curriculum. Entrepreneurship teaches a skillset, that if acknowledged and practiced early, could impact a child’s future and the impact they make on the world. The entrepreneurial mindset helps children learn the essentials of confidentially selling themselves and vocalizing ideas. This enhances communication and teaches the art of persuasion.

Educating your child on the direct relationship of their current curriculum and how it relates to entrepreneurship can make all the difference in your child’s mindset as it relates to building their future. With benefits including flexibility, non-capped profit potential, and many more, informing your child of being their own boss could drive a rerouting of their goals and dreams. Being able to think imaginatively and beyond what is seen is important and teaching entrepreneurship helps a child think without limits and unlock their potential.

Let’s take a moment and think about where and how kids spend most of their time. Almost every child, despite age, loves the internet. Whether its watching YouTube videos, online gaming, or creating TikTok’s, they love it! This is where you come in! Maybe instead of limiting screen time, you maximize the time being spent on screen. This doesn’t mean allow your child to be on social media all day. This means, incorporating business lessons that go along with the time they spend on social media and engaging in conversation that could be beneficial in the way they think, the things that interest them, and how they view social media. Maybe they follow someone on Instagram and aspire to be like them. That’s a conversation and learning opportunity. Dive into why they like this person and find them interesting, then decipher the ways in which they could achieve whatever that aspiration or interest is. For example, the Instagram star is famous and has one million followers. “Hey son, I see your fav has one million followers. Do you know how they became so popular? This person achieved their following by creating the latest sneaker design that was purchased by Jay Z.” This changes the narrative of the influence and conversation. Therefore, not necessarily focusing on the “following” on social media but giving the credit to the mind of the business that was created and the execution of the star. 

Tactics as such change the narrative of entrepreneurship and displays that its success is something that is in reach. It influences conversation about your child’s future. Not all are made for entrepreneurship, however, gaging that interest early can encourage premature brainstorming and willing execution.