If you yourself have children, or perhaps you know someone who has children, then you already know that the number one priority for most parents is to make sure that their children are successful in life. This does not necessarily have to relate to being financially successful, it can be about becoming a generally better person, or a fun person to be about, with a rich personality which reflects their early years later down the line in life. As we all know, hard work can only get you so far if you yourself are not a very likeable person, because you can bet that getting hired while being an unpleasant person to be around which nobody wants anything to do with is most probably not the easiest thing in the world. While hard work does indeed pay off, being in the right place at the right time also works wonders, but if you’re at the right place, at the right time, and someone doesn’t really take a liking to you, then that opportunity is more or less wasted. While your kids are still relatively young and you still have some sort of influence over their lives, try to get them involved in various things which could possibly not only educate them, but build character as well. Without further ado, let’s look at just at two creative things which you could try to get your kid interested in.
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Play an instrument
Playing an instrument certainly has its perks, not only can you impress others at the campfire with your amazing guitar skills which allow you to play Smoke on the water, but also teaches diligence and a good work ethic. As they say, no pain no gain, and no matter whether they find themselves on easyukulelesongs.com trying to pick up their first melody on the banjo-esque funny looking guitar, or on kickstartyourdrumming.com where they find their starting pieces, they will have the internet available to help them through whatever problems they may encounter, if you yourself cannot.
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Start painting or drawing
The old stereotype of the penniless artist is slowly becoming less and less common with artists being to actually being able to make a living in this day and age, mostly due to technology and the internet in general. The cynics would say that teaching your child to draw is “no longer a waste of time”, but anyone who ever drew themselves knows that it was never a waste of time, it’s just that this time it’s much more monetizable. Doing commissions for fans or companies while being able to set up online portfolios on websites such as Pixiv or Deviantart, as well as the option to open up a patreon page has made being an artist online quite profitable. That’s without even mentioning the gigantic field of graphic design which your child could possibly branch out into sometime in the future. It does indeed seem that becoming interested in liberal arts at an early age seems more worth it than ever from a materialistic standpoint, so why not see if your child might have a knack for it?