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How to Help Your Child Succeed in Life: 7 Tips From a Psychologist



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All parents want their children to be successful in life, and it’s absolutely normal. But, raising successful children is not as simple as it might seem at first sight. To help kids achieve their potential, parents typically encourage them to get good grades or play sports. These things are good, but there is way more you can do to set your child up for success.

So, if you wonder how to make your child succeed in life, keep reading this article, where I outline the most effective tips on how to do it.

1. Maintain Close Parent-Child Relationships

According to a research study conducted by Harvard University, the quality of family relationships sets the foundation for a happy and successful life for a child. A child receiving warm and nurturing care develops a secure attachment, which significantly increases the chances of having positive development and outcomes. In other words, parents determine child success starting from the day their kids are born. So no matter how many classes your child takes, it will not bring positive results until they have close relationships with you.

2. Encourage Your Child to Do Chores

Even though most children hate doing chores, this daily routine can help kids succeed in the future. It can be explained by a high level of discipline and responsibility that develops while completing household duties.

Whether your child has to take out the garbage, walk the dog, or do the dishes, these activities are useful. Based on my professional experience, assigning household chores is a perfect way to show your kid the value of hard work. In this way, the child understands that each person must contribute to the betterment of the whole.

3. Move to a Neighborhood With Opportunities to Grow

The third important tip on setting your child up for success is moving to the best community your family can afford. If the child grows up in an area with quality schools and ample career opportunities, they are more likely to succeed than their peers from disadvantaged areas.

According to an article published by the American Sociological Review, children living in low-income neighborhoods are less likely to graduate school and build a successful career. These areas can be characterized by the lack of quality schools, kindergartens, grocery stores, pharmacies, and parks that help promote a child’s development and academic achievement.

“Behind every successful child is an adult who believed in him.” – Rick Warren

4. Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

Having a solid set of social skills is another key factor linked to job success, independence, and emotional well-being. How can a child be successful in life if they are unable to convey their thoughts and maintain positive interactions with others?

As a psychologist, I can state that children with well-developed social skills usually benefit from improved mental capacity and cognitive abilities. Kids with weak social skills often suffer from stress and loneliness, which does not contribute to a successful future.

5. Teach Your Preschooler Basic Academic Skills

If the child begins school with a mastery of early math and literacy concepts, they are more likely to achieve a high level of academic performance in the future. So, if you want to help your child succeed in school, encourage them to read at least two books per month and get acquainted with basic math concepts.

Preschoolers are too young to do it without help. Thus, you should either regularly teach them on your own or hire a qualified educator who specializes in preparing children for school. 

6. Don’t Let Them Quit Easily

Our lives are full of challenges that we should accept and overcome with dignity and respect. Prepare your child for these difficulties by teaching them not to give up easily. For example, your kid is likely to be involved in some sport or a dancing class. At some point, they will complain about the hard work and practice associated with this activity. If there is not a legitimate reason to stop the activity, motivate the child to carry on by highlighting the benefits of this sport/class.

Teaching children to overcome difficulties is the most effective way to raise successful sons and daughters.

7. Allow Your Child to Make Mistakes

The last but not least important tip on how to raise a well-educated child who succeeds in life is to not punish them for making mistakes. It’s normal to lose a sports game or fail an important test. And any loss or failure provides an unforgettable experience for the future. 

So, if you want to know how to prepare your child for real life after school, allowing them to make mistakes is part of the process. These lifelong lessons are far more meaningful than words.

By understanding how to educate your child to succeed, you will be able to open new possibilities for them. The tips listed above can significantly help you achieve this goal, but only if followed properly. As a result, you can make your children’s lives more meaningful and optimistic. 

Natalie Maximets is a certified life transformation coach and a contributing writer at She’s dedicated her heart and mind to helping others through life-changing events and reinventing a better version of themselves.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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