Simply teaching your kid about the world and hoping that everything turns out great will not be enough, as it will be only one of the many stages your kid needs to go through. In order to mold their young minds into a genius, you will have to guide them and help them better themselves. Remember that the more you do instead of them, and if you become overprotective, it will only lessen their chance of blooming as a creative individual. On the other hand, do not focus on just recreating and regurgitating what they have learnt in schools, as it is a model which does not promote individualism nor creativity.
Before you can help in counseling your kid, you need to establish healthy and good communication skills. This will be mandatory if you wish to communicate in a way which will allow your kid to understand what is going on around the world, and how they can make the most of it. However, it will be also a clear indication to them that they can come to you with anything they might have on their mind and that you will be there to support them. Furthermore, being able to express themselves eloquently and in more than one way will allow for better results overall.
Foster Their Natural Curiosity
At home and at school, your kid needs to have the freedom to explore on their own and to find out the secrets to the world without too many restrictions. Inhibiting their curiosity will only insinuate that they should not go beyond their limits. The Montessori classroom is quite the opposite as it encourage the young mind to explore and to be creative. Remember that imagination will be a good foundation for ingenuity and that it will allow for your child to be better at what they want to do. Be sure to create a similar environment at home as well, to further help your kid grow.
Even though it might be tiring to answer all the question your kid might ask, but it will be necessary for them if they want to learn. Curbing your child’s curiosity will help them become smarter and less dependent on others, as they will be able to figure out things on their own. Exploring and asking about things is their way of seeking knowledge. You cannot hope to cram everything you know into their heads and expect them to blindly accept it. Instead, they need to feel what is around them and absorb the knowledge at their own pace to be able to successfully process and use it later on.
Shaping the mind of your kid can be quite difficult and there is no wrong or right way to go about it because every child is unique and will have a way of dealing with what they learn. Nevertheless, you need to make it your goal to help them along the way, and to bring them up in an environment that feeds their curiosity and supports their efforts to better themselves. No matter how much you can offer, they need to feel that you are supporting them in their quest, and that you are helping in molding their young mind into something amazing.