Always explain the reason behind everything and how their current courses
apply to real life. Entrepreneurs must
understand purpose or they can’t take
a project seriously.
Don’t expect entrepreneurial children to comply with your standardized educational plan. Entrepreneurs
can be almost insulted if seatwork appears to be simply busy work. Once
they understand a concept, they are
ready to move on so don’t punish them
by holding them back just to stay on
Their unconventional attitude makes
them excellent candidates for self-paced
unit studies. One of your goals as an educator is to empower them to become self-directing. Let them be just that.
Instead of telling your children they
can’t do something because you currently
can’t afford it, grant permission and then
challenge them to finance it.
Don’t tell them, “That won’t work,” because you can’t see into the mind of an 8
year old genius to know what he is seeing. His crazy idea might work.
Take them to professional conferences
frequently to meet and network with successful people who will challenge and inspire them.
Give them responsibility early
for essential elements such
Encourage your young children to keep
their clothes and toys organized and in
their places so they will carry that order
into their business realm.
Although entrepreneurs operate well in
chaos, train them early to keep their personal living space clean and organized.
Engage all your children in age-appro-priate household chores, yet don’t be surprised when your little entrepreneur convinces his older sibling to do the work. It’s
the way of the entrepreneur. In business,
it’s called outsourcing to contractors.
Give assignments but allow students to
complete them their own way. Your goal
is to encourage them to become efficient
at directing their time, possessions and
Learning how to create, manage, grow,
and protect assets isn’t taught in traditional school. Find a qualified mentor to
teach them financial literacy.
The most valuable asset is time so don’t
try to enforce an hourly schedule on these
developing leaders. When they devote
large blocks of time to a project, don’t
interfere by insisting they take breaks or
change projects. You don’t like to be disturbed when you’re sewing a dress, right?
Let them learn to manage their time. Yes,
some of it will be wasted but making mistakes is how one learns.
How you educate your entrepreneurial
children is more important than the curriculum you use.
Love and trust them, respect them, listen to them and encourage them to love
and pursue God. Give them more freedom than you think you can and trust
God that He has projects in mind for
these young people that just may change
Learn more about many interesting
home business projects at Perry’s 2013
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Make sure to get your FREE copy of 10
Things Mama Rhea Taught Her Children About Home Business when you
visit. Rhea Perry has educated her seven
children at home since 1987. When her
husband lost his battle with cancer, the
passive income her son Drew had created
to replace his dad’s income continued to
provide for the family.
Your goal is to
encourage them to
become efficient at
directing their time,