Operation "Successor". How To Raise An Entrepreneur In A Family

Operation "Successor". How To Raise An Entrepreneur In A Family
Operation "Successor". How To Raise An Entrepreneur In A Family

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Raising a child to be independent, able to earn money, ready to make decisions, be responsible for their actions, analyze mistakes and appreciate achievements is a very difficult task, and it becomes more complicated in direct proportion to the size of parental capital. But if the heir is lucky to be brought up in a family of entrepreneurs, he has every chance of becoming just such a person.

Try not to impose anything

It is important that the child already in childhood has the first experience of a conscious choice: he decided himself, tried it and came to the result. Whether it succeeded or not, let him understand that this is a consequence of his choice. The most important thing is that children are responsible for their decisions and not be afraid of failure. This can only be achieved by giving the child the opportunity to try, fail, try again - and succeed.

After the third grade, our son flatly refused to go to school. It was very difficult to agree, but we allowed him to make this decision and transferred him to home schooling. The effect was impressive: a year later, when it came time to think about whether to study further at home, the child said that he wanted to go to school. Now he understands that school is not a prison. Vanya remembers that he can leave if he gets tired of school, but he also knows that the decision to leave will certainly entail very specific consequences. Isolation and isolation from society, which he experienced on himself, is the other side of home schooling, and now the child knows about it.

Keep kids proactive

The child is initiative by nature. The ability to invent something and immediately implement what was conceived is best developed in the game, especially the role-playing one. Also, during the game, the ability to plan develops, voluntary behavior is formed, when the child learns to control his impulses. Taking initiative is essential to developing entrepreneurial skills. In preschool age, adults often "extinguish" the motivation of children to take independent active actions, and this is a mistake: then it will be difficult to regain the ability and courage to take something of their own.

If your child suddenly wants to, say, learn to play the trombone, support his initiative: help find out where within walking distance from home you can do this. Let him take care of the rest.

Let your child feel the value of investing in himself

Of course, children understand that for money you can get some benefits and joys of life. Therefore, it is important to discuss limitations with them: not everything that you want to buy needs to be bought. The absence of such restrictions - at any age - will not make the child happier. It is even more important that children have the opportunity to make efforts to realize their dreams, then they will have an internal basis for recording success in the list of personal achievements. Children get more satisfaction from the result in which they themselves have invested. When our eldest daughter entered Phystech, it was 100% her personal achievement. She went to the budget according to the results of the exam, but we did nothing to help her enter. The daughter knows this and appreciates her experience.

Teach kids self-care

Self-care skill allows children to feel autonomous, adults. It is extremely difficult to give up the comfort that is supported by other people, although the child, starting from adolescence, feels addicted, as if on a leash. The traditional distribution of household responsibilities among family members has become an effective method of developing self-care skills.

I try to form a pool of household tasks that I can delegate to children. Although we have a maid who comes every other day, the children help cook and wash the dishes. When we had a dog, they took turns walking with it.

Raise a successor, not an heir

To be an heir means to get something into property. Continuity is another matter entirely. Children see what adults live and do. Absolutely naturally, plunging into family business, children gradually absorb it and get the opportunity to listen to themselves and understand whether they are interested in it or not.

In our family, the issue of inheritance has already been resolved: we will not leave our capital to children, so as not to burden them with responsibility. As for the continuity, here again we are not imposing anything, we are not preparing them on purpose. They, of course, watch how my father conducts his business, our joint philanthropic public activities. Perhaps at some stage they will come to this on their own. We would be very happy about that.

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