Raising kids in business helps them grow up with an appreciation for creativity, responsibility, and financial literacy. Young moguls can be just as confident and responsible as any adult in running a business. Because we expose them early on in managing a company, they can gain invaluable life skills. These experiences can help them grow up to be well-rounded individuals, changing the world for the better.
Parenting next-generation kids isn’t a walk in the park. We should promote diversity and inclusivity above all else in kid-led businesses. Greatness comes from our ability to embrace people from all walks of life, different cultures and beliefs, and perspectives that challenge our own.
Promoting diversity among our young moguls teaches them the value of being open-minded. Practicing empathy and open-mindedness allows them to broaden their perspectives and develop creative ways to solve problems. Their willingness to step into other people’s shoes helps them become better leaders and better people.
Curiosity is abundant in every child. Instead of nipping it at the bud, let that seed of wonder grow and flourish. Empower your young mogul to ask questions and find answers together. Encourage them to speak up about things that challenge their minds. Embrace unique takes on different topics and cultivate the kernels of knowledge the children gain along the way.
Help your child understand how they can be unique from other people, too. It is good practice to ask our kids questions about how they felt different on some occasions. What made them feel “othered”? How did they handle feeling excluded in that situation? These questions can lead to great discussions on developing more empathy and treating other people with more respect.
People share their stories, collective experiences, and culture through art. Art is what makes us human. Music, literature, and visual arts are some of the ways you can teach your kids about different cultures.
Expose your kids to diverse art. Engage them in conversations about what moved them, what message they got from a piece of art, and what themes they have derived from it. Not only would having great discussions develop their critical thinking skills, but they can also practice compassion and apply what they learn in their future business.
Empathy, compassion, and respect need to be taught at a very young age. It is a responsibility we all must carry. Raising greatness is a challenging task that yields nothing but great rewards. We must start now. It all begins at home.