We teach children to be organized and well-planned. But how to raise your child to be an improviser? What are the necessary steps? Let’s find out.
The day before yesterday, I met a young woman who was also a single mother. On one of my busy days, I came across her on a street where many people were walking around.
Generally, I used to see her with her child as she was too attached to him. However, I always noticed something peculiar in that child. By peculiar, I mean the child was way too organized and structured with his things. He wanted everything neat and tidy with nothing to worry about.
It wasn’t astonishing to me as I knew his mother for a long time, and she had the same obsession with her things. But me, on the other hand, disliked being confined by rules and obligations upon me.
Therefore, I decided to work out ways to make a child more improvising than organized. Benefits? Well, you are not at a loss of adapting to changes. That is the best thing about improvising.
But, “Is it worth raising your child as an improviser in this world that values structure over spontaneity?”
Yes, it is.
Most of the successful people have been improvisers who have worked consistently without a structure or a plan. Just a simple thing of learning from experiences and applying them to the task.
Although I must admit raising an improviser is somewhat difficult. It requires a lot of patience.
So, “How to raise your child to be an improviser?”
“What are the ways to make your child spontaneous and quick?”
Let’s find out.
What is the significance of raising a child as an improviser?
“What is the need to raise a child as an improviser?”
“Why should we do it?”
Improvising is a good trait that helps people to be more flexible and quick concerning tasks and applications. Contrary to the structured mindset, an improviser has nothing to care about and learns from his experiences as he develops himself.
A child is too naive to understand the significance of either mindset. But if we can teach him to be an improviser, it will benefit him in the long run.
So, “why should we raise a child to be an improviser?”
Well, here are 3 powerful reasons to do so.
1. Because he needs to be adaptable and spontaneous:
Many children, especially the younger ones, are too afraid to face anything uncertain. They are too concerned about following rules and guidelines even in institutions, which makes almost at a loss of adapting.
The more spontaneous a person is, the better he will be at quick-thinking. Likewise, being spontaneous and adaptable makes a person quick and agile concerning the thought process.
Hence, the child needs to be an on-the-spot thinker to come up with solutions.
2. Because it makes him more creative and unique:
Creativity is a trait that is going to be the most valuable one in the coming generations. No matter what age it is, the creative mindset has inspired great music and art forms.
Likewise, our children are creative but do not how to use it for self-development. Therefore, we have to raise our child as an improviser so he could understand the use of his talents and creations by applying them in practical life.
As a result, the child becomes more creative and unique.
3. Because he doesn’t have to stick to a plan:
Planning is great. It is helpful in many unimaginable ways. In fact, the best superheroes such as batman have relied on consistent planning and structure to do their jobs.
However, nothing works better when things do not go your way. In other words, when things go out of hand or control, planning seldom improves the situation, but improvising does. The more improvising we are, the better we can tackle unexpected situations.
It is best at remaining calm and thinking under pressure. Hence, your child doesn’t have to stick to a plan.
Now, that we have discussed the significance of improvising, let’s find out how to raise your child as an improviser.
How to raise your child as an improviser?
The biggest concern of every kid’s life is to grow up and face things that he otherwise wouldn’t want to. In other words, every child fears to become the victim of the same mindset of the other people. He is naive and innocent to face the reality out there that would certainly shatter his worldview.
Most parents do not want their children to suffer. Hence, they raise them in a secluded and structured environment. But, we do not have to raise our child the way we were raised.
Therefore, here I am going to discuss some pretty smart and useful hacks to raise your child as an improviser.
1. Allow your child to explore his surroundings:
You would be wondering what does this has to do with the improvising thing. Well, to be honest, this is the starting block of improvising tendencies. A parent who has a highly explorative kid is more likely to see him grow up as an improviser.
Exploration helps a child to understand things from many different perspectives. He identifies with the ideas and is smitten by the number of possibilities around him, which helps him see things from a whole new perspective.
Hence, you must allow your child to explore most of his surroundings.
2. Let him make the most of his imaginations:
Imaginations are underestimated due to the stereotypes that exist with it. No matter how intelligent or clever you are, you are always going to be amazed by the power of imagination.
Yes, the imaginative prowess is indeed a boon to humanity and has an important role to play in raising your child as an improviser.
Well, the imaginations emanate from a child’s observations and the keen knowledge of his surroundings. Now, when the child recalls everything in his mind, he comes across many fascinating aspects of his surroundings.
He creates a structured library of observations inside his mind, similar to an organized mind. Then, he utilizes the knowledge to resolve things in practicality.
Hence, the child makes the most of his imaginations to help him grasp things better.
3. Put him in challenging situations without a plan:
I think it is obvious, right.
A child must be highly adaptable to be an improviser. However, most children are neurotic and lack emotional stability to deal with unexpected situations. Now, it doesn’t mean that you should put him in the spotlight. Instead, it is better to let him face the situation alone.
It can be difficult for him in the beginning, and might not respond to adversity effectively. However, he will learn with time. It is highly effective in tackling tough situations that require a quick response.
4. Let him face failures in his attempts:
A child is more likely to face failures in his efforts. He will try and fail again and again. This is how he will earn to live in this world. He has to face the reality of life and how it influences him and his efforts.
However, when he gets demotivated, he will stop trying. That is when you should make him strong by allowing him to embrace his failures, learn from them and improve every day, even if it takes time,
Raising an improviser is easy, but you must allow your child to be more confident and assertive in his efforts.
5. Lastly, Do not give up on him:
This is where most parents fail to raise a child properly. They give up on them and believe they can do nothing to help him face the circumstances. It becomes worse when a parent is too impatient with his children.
However, a child will give up on himself if he doesn’t succeed. He might deem himself dumb and useless. On facing many circumstances and experiencing loss, he will get demotivated. But, you can change his thinking by having faith in his abilities.
At this stage, he needs someone to motivate him, console him. No one is better in this except you as a parent. Therefore, you must have faith in him and allow him to believe in his abilities, so he can use his confidence to improve himself and come with the solutions on the spot.
To sum up, raising a child is not a difficult job, but raising an improviser is. You will face many hardships and difficulties on your way and probably might not even know how to deal with them.
However, children can be very adaptive and spontaneous, even without a proper plan. The ways described above are significant enough to raise your child as an improviser.