It goes without question that their is a lot of bad influence going around in Middle School and High School. It is during these years that young women/men really start to develop an identity. That said, it wouldn’t be hard for them to be steered down a wrong path. If you raised your kid right, he/she can overcome the bad influence and even become a good influence on the people around her. Here is how you raise a leader.
- Putting Others First – The world can be a very selfish place. You should teach your kid to go against the current and put other people first. If there is a lonesome kid with no friends, try to mold your kid into being the one who will call them out and give them a circle to hang in. Teach him/her to be the initiator in relationships.
- Live Life to the Fullest – Teach your kid to really live it up fullest and grab for opportunities to try new experiences. Inject your kid with a dose of wonder, curiosity and excitement. People will see this and naturally want to follow.
- Empower Her Self-Esteem – The world is always telling people that they have to be a certain way. They have dress like this or have a body that looks like that. Make sure you boost your kids confidence. Make sure that they know they have a special kind of worth in society and that those magazine covers don’t really mean anything at the end of the day.
- Being a Good Influence – High School can be a terribly hard time for a lot of people. With bullying, gangs, stuck up behavior and packs of uninviting kids, your daughter/son needs to be a positive influence. Just a common smile or “good morning” can mean a world of difference to someone who gets the worst of it on a daily basis. Teach them to be a positive influence.