Children Need to Organize Events On Their Own

Gavin McCormack posted an interesting article about the importance of letting our children organize their own events on their own.
He says that sometimes we, as adults, make the mistake of underestimating our child. We must learn to understand that our children are capable of anything they put their minds to.
If we always intervene, then our children may never get the chance to learn the most essential life skills. We can give them responsibility over something like organizing an event and allow them to be in charge to take over the tasks and accomplish it well.
Believe that your child has the ability to achieve the impossible. Model the organization of an event first, such as a lemonade stand, and then allow them to generate ideas around which event they would like to manage.
The upgradable skills such as collaboration, communication and time management that are utilized during such activities prove invaluable as the child moves through the early years of school and beyond.
And, if the event is a total failure, a wealth of reflective learning will surely follow. Since it is through failure that we learn.

Leave a Reply