Parenting expert reveals why you should NOT tell your children & # 39; that they can be what they want to be & # 39; when they grow up
- Expert said that parents should not encourage their children to be everything they want
- Psychologist Steve Biddulph said that this was a dangerous message to send
- & # 39; (This is) because you cannot do everything you want, & # 39; he said
A parenting expert has warned parents to tell children that they can be & # 39; what they want to be & # 39; when they grow up.
Although everyone wants their children to aim for heaven, Australian educator and psychologist, Steve Biddulph, said that this is a & # 39; dangerous & # 39; message is to send.
& # 39; (This is) because you cannot do everything you want, & # 39; said Steve Podcast from Kidspot The Juggling Act.
A parenting expert has said that parents should not encourage their children to be everything they want
Although many little ones may think they want to become an actor, sportswoman, or celebrity, Steve wants parents to make children aware of how impractical these jobs can be.
The psychologist said it is important to have child's dreams & # 39; balanced and realistic & # 39; hold.
He said there are different ways to approach this with your children, starting with honesty.
& # 39; The message is, there are a lot of great things that you can be. Have a real thought about what makes you happy and whether that is a doctor or a painter or whatever. But it will come at a price, & he said.
Although many little ones may think they want to be an actor, sportswoman, or celebrity, Steve wants parents to make children aware of how impractical these jobs can be.
Steve said that parents need to break down what children need to achieve their goals.
& # 39; The message we have to give children (and that is what resilience stands for) is: & # 39; This is what it will cost. And you know this will take six years at the university, or it will cost so much & # 39 ;, etc. & # 39;
With this in mind, he said that parents should also make it clear with their children that all opportunities are available to both girls and boys.
& # 39; There are many great things open to you and certainly everything that is open to a boy is also open to a girl. Wait until that message. But things must be balanced and realistic, & he said.
He advised that if you have a child who wants to be in a Hollywood blockbuster, it's time to have this conversation with them.
Although you do not want to completely destroy their dreams, it is important to make them understand what would be needed to get there.
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