Royston G King here, I have managed to become an investor, partner, advisor, and serial entrepreneur to multiple million-dollar & billion-dollar public & private ventures by age of 21. When I reflect only my journey and what catapulted my success, I can confidently attribute a lot of it to positive and encouraging parenting.
Im lucky to have a big family of 2 brothers and 1 sister with my parents all still being around. Everyone is relatively supportive & has the urge to constantly improve ourselves in every way possible. Of course no household is perfect, but i try to take away all the positive things ive learned from my family members.
Practical actions in good intentions:
My parents ever since a young also had the best of intentions to see their child succeed, and that was proven through their actions. My mother would sign me up for a lot of tuition courses to help improve my english language ability, grades for other subjects like maths and science, as well as programs that teach a lot of practical skills like mind map, speed reading, public speaking, etc. All these investments have helped molded me to become more confident and sure of myself as I learned new life skills.
Even until today, they are still positive strong pillar of supports in my life where they always have the best intentions in both listening and providing any feedback from their experience. I believe all parents can take these 2 actions to help maximise their children’s success in whatever they do.
Practical life skills:
The first is helping their children improve their practical life skills by either sending them for tuition courses, reading books, or watching free Youtube videos on many important topics to become a well-rounded individual at a young age. The skill of speed reading, mind mapping to help with memory, public speaking, adopting productive hobbies, learning a new sport, etc. are all healthy & beneficial activities that not only enrich the child’s life but pave the road of success for them to lead a healthy holistic life in the future and become a productive member of society.
The second is to always be a positive encouraging pillar of support to not only be an ear to listen but shoulder to lean on. Your child might be facing bullying situations at school, or betrayal of friends, or challenging situations in improving their grades, etc. You as the parent can be the first line of defence to help your child bounce back stronger to boost their confidence and not allow them to feel defeated as they grow up in life, but to feel like an achieved winner who can go out to do big things and contribute to the world.
A useful article about parenting: https://disruptmagazine.com/influence-of-modern-information-technology-on-development-of-children-and-teenagers/