Every president was once a child. Their childhood years were spent as our children’s are today – filled with playing, learning, and dreaming. We don’t often learn about the earliest beginnings of our great leaders’ journeys; or about how the seeds to greatness were planted when they were just an innocent lad emboldened with great imagination.
The dream to aspire to the highest office in politics can happen to anyone. As moms, we need to motivate and inspire our children to reach for the stars and to be the absolute best that they can be. Our kids need to know that no matter how lofty their dreams may be, they can achieve their goals if they are willing to work hard at it. Tucked inside that little body is a wonderful child made up of a one-of-a-kind mix of gifts, passions, imagination and purpose.
Keep encouraging your child to dream big and to hold onto them. The best way to get started is to begin talking with your child about his dreams and aspirations for the future. Support your child’s interests and passions. You may have desired a home filled with the sound of music, but your son is excited about football. Praise your child for who he is becoming, not who you thought he would be.
Let them know that they can be anything they want to be – whether a teacher, a firefighter, an astronaut or the President of the United States! Your child may even aspire for something greater…like that of being a mommy! The possibilities for them are endless!
What are some of the things you do to encourage your child to dream big? Share your thoughts in the comments.