Must-Haves In A Children’s Personal Development Program
As parents, all of us want to give our children a life that was better than the one we had. We seek out any opportunity to provide our children with tools, tips, or experiences that would ultimately lead to a happier and healthier life.
Today’s parent is faced with the challenge of not only locating information but locating the important information. With access to almost anything, by a simple click of a button, filtering through information becomes a rather daunting task. How do you determine what you should be looking for?
Not to worry, we will outline the four must-haves you should look for when seeking out a personal development program for your child, that WORKS.
1. Must Have A Scientific Basis
With so much new research in the past 15 years on the brain, body, and mind being readily available, it should be on the top of your list when selecting a resource for your child. With all the information so accessible, there is no excuse for a program not to have its tools and materials deeply rooted in science.
There is scientific evidence, proving that certain methodologies, tools, and skills, do in fact have a transformative impact. This enables you to feel secure knowing that whatever program you choose, does in fact work. The more you know about how it works, then the more easily you can determine why you need it.
2. Must Be Comprehensive
One of the benefits in today’s world, is that we are so easily connected to information and resources. As a result, there is a lot of wonderful material that targets specific areas. For example, you can find wonderful resources on meditation, conflict resolution, anger management, and so much more. While having access to targeted material can be invaluable, all parents must consider how to balance the development of their child in a specific area versus the development in all areas.
Thus, finding a program that is comprehensive in a child’s growth is extremely effective. Children are consistently in the growth and developmental phase. Any program that assists development in all areas simultaneously, will be much more impactful and sustainable.
As a result, a child will continue to develop in areas that you may feel require extra attention, as well as those areas where you may feel they are already strong. This ensures that the child is consistently furthering themselves in all aspects of their life.
3. Must Be Interactive
Look for a program that has multiple forms of prompts that keeps the child engaged. We know that every child learns and absorbs information differently. This has resulted in many schools now adopting a teaching methodology that creates a more interactive educational experience.
Asking children to sit, listen, or read for long periods of time simply is not effective. If a program, however, is interactive then the child is much more likely to be attentive. You want to look for a program that uses a variety of prompts and uses them often. This forces the child to take action, which creates a much more effective learning experience.
As that happens, children naturally begin to take ownership of the material. They will ask questions as they go through the material, which in turn will demonstrate to you that they are in fact engaged and learning. We all know that we learn best through experience, so a good program should do the same.
4. Must Be Fun
At the end of the day, kids (even adults) love to have fun. If a program is fun, then naturally children will remain engaged; therefore, they are learning. When they are having fun, children do not want to stop whatever they might be doing. A good program will capture this concept and present its information in a fun and interactive manner.
When your child enjoys the experience, they will continue to do it again and again. As a parent, that is precisely what you should be looking for in a good personal development program for your child. This then begins a cycle of learning that you desire.
If you want a program that is going to ultimately better the life of your child, then you want it to actually be something they will absorb. Follow these four criteria and you will surely find a program that will have a long-lasting impact in your child’s life.
Rachna Patel is the founder of OH-KS Corporation, a company that creates one-of-a-kind programs and materials, to help children ultimately become happy, healthy, confident, have a strong growth mindset, and so much more. To learn more about their latest products, you can visit their website at www.OH-KS.com