Every parent who has had a teenager knows the trial and tribulations the teenage years can create, both for the teen as well as for the parents. While at times it seems like your sweet child has suddenly sprouted horns and turned evil, often it is just the teen branching out into the world, eager to learn and express themselves. They are struggling to find their way in the world, and it is really a reason to celebrate their maturity. It might be that giving the teen something to focus on during this time may not only help at the moment, but it could pay dividends down the road. What I am talking about is teen entrepreneurship, and how it could help your opinionated young adult.
Teen Entrepreneurship Can Give Teens A Focus
Teens are often searching for an identity at this time, and by introducing them to the dynamic and challenging world of teen entrepreneurship they can create one while they are challenged by a myriad of goals and accomplishments. With some guidance, they can find a goal that will give them something to work towards.
Teenagers can actually be quite productive with the right motivation, and by giving them a chance to take ownership of a goal you might find that they can work small miracles.
It has been said that ninety percent of teens simply do not think about goals or what they want to accomplish and that the vast majority of adults don’t either. Just imagine how far ahead of the curve your teen could be if you can get them interested now.
There is a good chance that you would help them pick the right car, so why not help them with building a positive lifelong habit of goals?
You can start small and work your way into it. For example, you might be able to coax them into watching educational or business videos on YouTube instead of the latest Fails collection.
If you can get them to read an Andrew Charlton economics book instead of books about vampires, then you wll be putting your teen on the path to success. The key is to get them to think about how they can impact the world around them, and in turn accomplish goals and even profit from their direct actions.
Teen Entrepreneurship Can Help Define Their Identity.
If teens can align what they want to be or do with the goals of teen entrepreneurship, they might discover that it helps to define their identity as a person. At that age, it can be hard to define who you are and still fit in with the crowd. By having a defined goal that they believe in on their side, teens may find that they can set their own course instead of following the crowd.
Teen Entrepreneurship Can Lead To Lifetime Entrepreneurship
While having clearly defined goals as a teen can help with those formative years, it can also lead to lifelong habits. The world needs independent, responsible thinkers and a sense of entrepreneurship delivers this. If you can kindle a dream in your teen, you might find that it is burning brightly to lead them in the adult years.
It’s easy to imagine how much of an advantage a running start to the economic world can give an individual. Teen entrepreneurship can give that and more. The trick is to lead your teen into it by showing them how it fits in their world and they can make it their own. In fact, that’s probably the trick with adults as well, so you might even learn about yourself in the process.
When he is not writing on his wife’s blog or has his head buried in software code, Greg Chaffins can be found celebrating nerdy things on his own website, NerdBeach.