Today’s tip for building purpose comes back to that familiar question that every child gets asked many times in their lives: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Follow along with Dr. Jen as she explains how and why it’s important to delve into the reasons your child might want a particular kind of job when they grow up. Helping your kids see the careers they’re considering in a new light can help them find a bigger sense of purpose.
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It’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives!
Helping your child develop their sense of purpose requires you to know and connect with them on a deeper level. Schedule 10 minutes of one-on-one time every day to connect with each of your children.
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Kids are great at being in the moment. However, they may not always connect their actions to the bigger picture.
Help your child make these connections and build purpose by paying attention. Learn more in today’s video tip! Watch it above or on our Facebook page.
February is notorious for chilly weather and the ‘blahs’, so we thought it would be a great month to keep your eye on the big picture: your sense of purpose! Kids can start to develop feelings of purpose at a very young age. Although this will evolve throughout their lives, purpose can help them continue to live a life filled with meaning. We can’t wait to build this significant skill with you this month!
What is purpose?
Purpose is the feeling that the things we do and the choices we make have meaning and make a difference. It makes us feel happier and more confident and gives us a set of guiding principles that help us make decisions. When kids have a sense of purpose, it is easier for them to keep going when things get difficult because they can see a bigger picture. This can make them less likely to get caught up in the small trivial details that don’t matter in the long run.
Having a sense of purpose is so important that it can actually help your children live longer, healthier lives.
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