Whew, I haven’t been blogging for a while and I truly missed it. I think all of us are pretty busy with life and everything in between. I stepped away for a while just to refocus and that was so needed especially when you start feeling frustrated with your productivity.
Last year I helped Mila, who is my oldest child, start a new business, Mila’s Minnies. For anyone that knows Mila, can tell you that she is one unique kid. She’s very outgoing and loves being around people. I decided to help her start this business so that she can express her creativity but also learn what schools don’t teach our kids and that is how to be an entreprenuer.
Does she always have the desire to do these candles? Absolutley not! We’re not wanting to be forceful but we also want to teach her about hard work and how it will pay off in the end.
She’s only 6 years old and she’s doing really well. I have to say it has helped us bond with her as well. I truly believe that often times we underestimate our children. They are extremely sensitive and are smart from the very beginning. It is our responsibility to tap into our child’s gifts. This doesn’t mean that every kid needs to start a business but we definitely need to teach our kids about real life and how they can become contributing members of society.
I wanted to help Mila start this business to inspire others parents to help their children to express their creativity. Maybe it is a business or maybe it‘s just a passion for music or dance or cooking. There is a world of possibilities for your children and it is your job as a parent to help them to discover and cultivate those passions.
Does this mean that all of your kids will have the same passions? Absolutely not. It’s important to walk each of your children through this process. My son is completely different from Mila and I am sure as he continues to mature with age, we will need to help him discover those gifts as well. We don‘t love our kids equally, we love them uniquely and that’s how God loves us. He gives us everything we need to fulfill our purpose and calling.
I found that it is very helpful to get your kids involved with real life experiences. This is not to say that they should carry the pressure that an adult carries but over time it’s important for them to be equipped when they step into the real world. I remember pulling up to the bank and not knowing what the difference is between checking account and savings because no one told me. Let’s just say it was beyond embarrassing. We cannot assume as parents that your kids are just going to learn by themselves everything that they need to know. Sure, there are thing that they will pick up along the way but don’t we want our kids to be better off than us? Farther than us? I know I do.
I encourage you as a parent to help your child discover that creativity and if you’re an aunty or uncle or a mentor, you have that opportunity as well. To nudge them and cheer for them along the way.
If you would like to check Mila’s business page, you can click here.
Create Coleture, Be YOU