Raising a Kidpreneur

After a long ”vacation”, I’m back to blogging about marketing, parenting and all the fun in between.  I’m glad to be back. Ok, let’s start!

One of my observations after college is that most of my friends ended up with great paid jobs but not many of them run or own a business. I don’t know if my generation paid a very expensive education to be a good employee (nothing wrong about that) is just that I would like to see more colleagues with an entrepreneurial mindset. Most of my  generational friends run (inherited) the family business or have a good job. Very few started their own company. So I decided to include entrepreneurial skills to my kids as part of my parenting curriculum. My final goal is not necessarily to raise corporate moguls but  individuals with strong character, wisdom and discernment to pursue the life God has called them to live.  As you can see I’m not  talking about teaching business to your toddler (no yet!),  however there are some qualities  for  a entrepreneurial spirit that they will use when building or serving that can be learn from very young.

So far here is my take:

Teach them…

to be an observant that can extrapolate information.

to learn out curiosity.

to enjoy chores work.

to comfort with risk (very important).

to learn from failure and keep going.

to make decisions. (Do you want vanilla or chocolate ice cream?)  I know adults still having problems with questions like this one.

…. Train the child in the way he should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6.. Can you think of any  other subjects that I need to add to my curriculum? 🙂




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