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How to Raise Entrepreneurial Kids


4 . Try to foster a sense of mastery of fears

In the field of entrepreneurship there are many risks which are taken on several occasions for success. In taking risk you will end up facing a lot of fears. When raising your children with an intention of making them great entrepreneurs you need to help them develop skills that will enable them to master their fears, especially after they have taken great risks. As a parent you need to train your children on the importance of taking risk and the need to remain confident while undertaking the risk. You can easily achieve this through informing the children that after they take risk there are chances that they will succeed and make great profits.

5. Teach your children to challenge the norms

Children mostly are taught to follow certain rules. As an entrepreneur you need to go the extra mile and discover what will happen after the norm is broken. There are some ideas that emerge only after the norm is broken. When teaching your children to embrace entrepreneurial skills you need to let them try new ideas without necessarily following the strict rules put in place. This is essential for them to discover new ideas. In the process you should also remind them to be careful because there are some rules that may be broken which could end up becoming dangerous.

Also Read: Teaching Children to Think Creatively

Last but not least, as a parent you need to lead by example. There are entrepreneurial skills that you may have which can benefit your children, by nurturing their entrepreneurial skills. If you have your own entrepreneurial venture, allow them to learn from you by working with you.

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