Have you ever wondered where children’s dreams come from? Those through whom the child finds his life path and, moving along it, finds his calling in a particular case. Why does someone since childhood know that he will become a doctor, an actor, a teacher, and someone even cannot find himself at the age of thirty and sits his pants at an unloved job?
I, as a person who belongs to the number of those who spoil his pants, would love to know the answer to this question. Especially now, when I have a son, who will soon start growing up, will go to school, and then he will also choose his profession. The last thing I would like is that he, just like me, had no idea about what he should do in life.
The famous Russian psychologist and journalist Yulia Borisovna Gippenreiter in his book We continue to communicate with the child. So? shares his opinion on my urgent question.
She notes that many famous people: writers, actors, musicians, even in childhood felt a craving for certain occupations. In addition, many of them were united by what they had acquired their dream, thanks to some strong impression, which became their guiding star.
For example, the five-year-old Charlie Chaplin once had to go on stage instead of his mother singer, whose voice broke. The child had to entertain the audience in the resulting pause, but the audience was so pleased with the audience that he received deafening applause. This was the impression by which the world recognized the brilliant comedian.
Or another: Sophia’s fascination with Kovalevskaya mathematics began with formulas written on paper, which were glued to the walls of her room before the renovation. The girl was sick, and, lying in bed, tried to unravel the writing.
That is, it turns out this way: the higher the chance that a person meets this impression, the more opportunities open for him so that he can reveal his abilities and his potential, find himself in this life.
It turns out, the conclusion is simple. It is necessary to try in early childhood to provide the child with a wide field for self-realization. Try to make the baby’s outlook not limited to parental interests, but to be much broader.
What i want
So far, my son is only two. But I am already beginning to pester my husband with my conclusions and thoughts about his future. So that he does not miss his impression, I want him to show as a child if not the whole world, then, at least, many interesting things that are in it.
For this, I will definitely buy him a lot of books. Books, in my opinion, can give the child a great promise for the future. I remember how I myself avidly read seven years of scientific work on archeology, and then for a few more years I dreamed of becoming a historian or archelog.
I will definitely spend it on all possible museums and exhibitions and will try to travel with it as many countries as possible.
I plan to attend interesting sports events with my son. Who knows, maybe someone’s victory will become vital for him? True, here my husband cools my ardor, says that we will go anywhere, just not for hockey – if my son likes it, we will break up on equipment and sections. Calling is better at chess or athletics.
My list does not end there, but it’s clear that I want to show the world to the child as widely as possible, without limiting it as far as possible to the territorial, family tradition and future school curriculum.