This phenomenon seems to reinforce the notion that our country, Indonesia, is currently experiencing a leadership crisis. It is undeniable that looking for and finding a good leader is not an easy matter. For this reason, educating, implementing and building good, honest and trustworthy leadership must be built from an early age. Inevitably, this must be done by parents as the closest relatives of children. Basically every child, both girls and boys have the same opportunity to become a leader. For this reason, parents should be able to prepare as much as possible to support their children to grow into good leaders.
So, here are some ways to build leadership attitudes in children.
1. Foster Child’s Confidence
In order for children to dare to appear and show what they ‘have’, then building their self-confidence is an important thing you must do. When criticizing ana, avoid words or behavior that bring down the child’s self-esteem. For example, when the child eats too much, then avoid giving the warning “Watch out for fat later!”, It is better to give advice by saying “You have difficulty running”.
2. Cultivate Honesty
Honesty is the main seed for educating someone to become a good leader. Therefore it is very important to instill honesty in children from an early age, instill honesty in every aspect of life and child development. Teaching children to always be honest may be easier if it starts with parents by setting an example or being an example.
3. Teach Tolerance
A good leader is actually a leader who can freely accept every opinion and decision even though it is different from what he expects. At the age of a child, maybe they are still growing with their respective emotions and egos, for that, teaching and educating them about tolerance from an early age will be very important. Help your child appreciate differences so that they will be better able to respect and deal with each difference.
4. Teach Children To Be Courageous
To be a leader, a child must be taught to be able to express his opinion or opinion. In addition, also teach children to be tolerant and accept gracefully if the opinions they convey cannot be accepted by others. Teaching children to be able to express opinions can be done by giving freedom for children to always be open and state the reasons for their actions. In this way they will learn to have the courage to argue.
Those are some ways to build leadership attitudes in children. Parents are unprepared educators. There is no education or school for parenthood. For this reason, building good character in children will be better if the good character is already present in the parents. Because children tend to imitate and imitate their parents’ needs.