Attention parents! Inspire your children to follow their dreams, as a survey has recently found that the children, who follow their interests can build a happier tomorrow for themselves.
An independent survey with a group of parents from across India has thrown up significant insights on how parents approach and address children's interests for a more fulfilling future.
The data also showed that for most parents there is a critical need to determine how to identify these interests and to align activities accordingly.
The survey conducted by Pinwi (Play-Interest-Wise), the increasingly popular data driven app for child development and smart parenting, revealed that a growing awareness that focussing on a child's interest vis-a-vis performance from an early age can lead to nurturing activities that can ensure happier adults tomorrow.
The study was conducted of over 800 respondents across India.
The findings revealed that 73 percent of the parents felt their child's interest was a reflection of their happiness; 16 percent linked interest to hobbies and 11 percent to aptitude.
Identifying their children's interests was a primary challenge with 25 percent finding it difficult to ascertain interests and 31 percent parents said they were unable to keep track of the changing interests of their child, while 40 percent felt the need to understand in detail the ways in which they could nurture their children's interests.
Rachna Khanna, founder and CEO, Pinwi, said, 'The findings of the survey throws up a vital point that while parents place a lot of emphasis on their child's Interest, they are constantly struggling to keep up with the ever evolving interests of the child as these keep changing with age, time and social dynamics.
"Parents rely on their instinctive understanding of their children's Interests, which is loosely based on day to day observations and clues they pick up during their interactions with them," Khanna added.
She further said, "Most people you meet will say they would have picked a different career path, given a choice. It is no surprise then that while these decisions fulfill us in the short run, in the long run they only lead to dissatisfaction and professional fatigue. That's the gap Pinwi aims to bridge."