Raising my kids is one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s exciting, fulfilling, and something I’ll never forget. However, something I want my kids to be able to do is raise a little dreamer. I want my children to grow up knowing that can do anything they can dream up. Maybe their dream is moving to another country and help the less fortunate. Here’s how we are raising little dreamers in our home.
Tips for Raising Little Dreamers
Letting them speak.
So often, children are told to be quiet and to not talk. Not in our home. Our kids are encouraged to talk and to speak their minds. Children shouldn’t have to feel like they are less important than adults. I’ve noticed my kids light up when I actually stop and listen to them speak.
Letting kids explore.
Another key to raising little dreamers is letting your kids explore. Allowing your kids to be glued to electronics all of the time isn’t the answer. Get your kids outside and let them explore. Let them explore the backyard or take them to a park and let them explore. Exploring is one of the most parts of allowing your child to become a little dreamer.
Let kids be kids.
So many times, we expect kids to act like adults. Kids need time to be kids, which in return allows them to be little dreamers. When we set unrealistic expectations for our kids, they don’t have time to think, dream, play and be a kid. Let your kid be a kid and watch them develop into a little dreamer.
Encourage them to be a little dreamer.
Of course the most effective way to allow your child to be a little dreamer is to encourage it. Enter Heritage Education Funds’ #MyLittleDreamer contest, for a chance to win over $7500 in prizes, including a $5000 RESP, a $1500 iTravel2000 travel voucher, iPad minis and more! It’s a contest in which you can upload a short video of your child expressing what they want to be when they grow up. With your help, your child can become a little dreamer! Videos are uploaded to the Heritage Facebook Page and each submission can be voted on. The contest runs from June 15th-September 15, 2016. Prizes are awarded based on number of votes (the grand prize), the creativity in the video, and a randomized draw.
Join the Twitter Party
Heritage is hosting their #MyLittleDreamer twitter party tomorrow (Thursday, June 16th) at 9:00 pm ET. Be sure to RSVP and join in the fun! With celeb guest Caroline Rhea (who also stars in a new series of Heritage commercials) and $1200 in prizes, you won’t want to miss it!