For a child to be the best version of themselves, they need to have a particular set of characteristics. You can bring them all the physical treasures in the world, bring them to different countries, and let them experience the best Amsterdam holiday or Amsterdam zoo available, but if they do not have the right characteristics, they will not be able to appreciate the fullness of the gifts they receive. What are the characteristics that every child must learn?
The child must develop a characteristic of being curious. They must always ask questions about their life, about their environment, and anything and everything in the world. By being curious, they are being handed the key to innovation and inventions. Curiosity is taking the time to pause for a while and wonder at the things that surround them. It may or may not affect other people’s lives but the more they ask questions the more they seek for answers. If a child is always curious, then they will have discoveries and they will never stop learning.
Socialization and working with other children is important. No one can survive on their own especially in the modern society that we have today. By learning about working with other kids, they are developing one of the most important skills that a person should have. By focusing on a harmonious relationship and dealing rightly with all people, a balanced co-existence will thrive in society.
Integrity does not only exist when a person is with other people. We see true integrity when one is alone and they are facing temptation. Do they buckle and give up? Or do they have a strong foundation and become better after this event? Integrity should be clear to children. As early as one starts to learn, they must understand what integrity is and what they must do to keep it.
A child must also learn how to be independent and be resourceful with their needs. They must not quit and instead flourish during times of adversity. They can only be resourceful if they have the right training and the right mindset during such obstacles in life.