Saturday, May 4, 2013

Unlock your Child's Leadership Potental

Today, I stumbled on to one of Adi's closely guarded secrets. It turns out that Adi is the founder of Adi's Team in his class!

Maybe this is no big deal. Sounds a little silly. 

But these are the milestones that I want to celebrate as a mother. That my son has formed a team, identified and trusted a select group of very special friends conveys to me more about his potential than any school report or record. 

When I probed further, I discovered that Adi has even rolled out specific designations and functions for each friend. He gets them to obey his directions. Each day, he allots them a priority to get done. 

How does he know what needs to get done? Well, he's more organized than I am. He actually keeps the list and designations on a sheet of paper that he shares only with his dad. Poor Mom (read ME) is kept in the dark. 

But finally Adi showed me the list. Guess what? My heart did a flip! I spotted one girl's name out of all the boys he's listed. Ahem, and her designation is: Master of the Team! And Adi's the Creator. I am now seriously worried about what functions follow next!

Looking at the brighter side of life, I am happy that my son is already practicing inclusion of diversity in his all-male team and giving the lady an upper hand in terms of designation as well.

There's amazing leadership potential in every child. Let's help our children to unlock it.

6 comments:

Vinaya Naidu said...

Hi Swapna,
This is such a wonderful thing to know. Adi seems to be on the way to form the next generation of doers, who will change the world! Hope you know more about his team and blog about it.
Nice last line about children btw!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Thanks Vinaya for dropping by and sharing your thoughts. I hope to continue blogging about Adi's experiences and milestones. Yet sometimes a part of me does wonder whether that would be intrusive to his privacy. Then I think to myself that when he grows up and long after I am gone, this is the best legacy,a gift of absolute love, that I can leave behind for him and his children. -:)

Adi's transformation from a very frightened, unsure child to that of one who is independent, warm to people and can make snap decisions is something that evokes curiosity, wonder and definitely tons of gratitude to God within me. It teaches me one simple thing: what our children need is to be let free to discover the power of their potential without fetters that we put for them or the burden of our expectations. Let each child work on his/her magic without unnecessary parental interference. I have seen many fine, highly talented children being suppressed by rigid parenting and high expectations set by the parents. If at any time we see a child slip into a phase of stagnation, I would strongly believe that it has more to do with excess parental interference/expectations than anythingelse.

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