Helping your child become more self-aware will help her become more successful in life.
At a conference I attended this past week at McGill University, I learned more about the relationship between self-awareness, self-satisfaction and success.
In a nutshell, studies have shown that people who are self-aware – meaning they are in tune with their emotions and they know what they like and dislike – are more likely to be successful in their careers and relationships and to be feel contented and satisfied. The more a person is aware of what makes him feel happy or unhappy, fulfilled or unfulfilled, the more likely he will be to make decisions and choices that are “right” for him. This, in turn, leads to personal success and satisfaction.
Self-awareness is not something we learn overnight, however. It is something we continually develop over our lifetime. To help your child develop self-awareness, expose her to many different activities, cultivate varied interests and hobbies, and help her recognize which of these experiences feel the most enjoyable and authentic to her.