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12 Tips and Resources for Helping Your Child Develop Leadership Skills

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about how leadership skills can help children in many aspects of life. It’s true — helping your kid become an effective leader is one of the greatest gifts you can give them! It’s critical to help your kids develop strong leadership qualities early on to prepare them for success as they grow into adulthood, but how do you do it? upmiSTEAM explores 12 essential tips and resources for cultivating leadership skills in kids at an early age:

Setting a Good Example

Children learn by following the examples of their parents and other adults in their lives. So it’s important to show leadership qualities like self-confidence, patience, kindness, respect for others, and mutual understanding.

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Encouraging Your Child To Take on New Challenges

Allow your kid to make mistakes while guiding them toward positive outcomes and helping them develop problem-solving skills along the way.

Foster Creativity and Open-Mindedness

These habits will help your child become a good communicator, think independently, and make wise decisions:

It’s never too early to start teaching your son or daughter the most crucial leadership skills and qualities. Setting a great example, assigning new challenges and responsibilities, and encouraging creativity and open-mindedness will go a long way in helping your child become a strong leader as they approach adulthood. 

All the time, energy, and money you invest now will pay off significantly down the road. So keep pushing forward, even when nothing seems like it’s working!

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