Instead of that all important question you ask your children being “What do you want to be when you grow up?” shouldn’t it be “WHO do you want to be when you grow up?” …changing that one word can change your child’s whole perspective on life.
When you ask your child something so life encompassing as to look into their future and really ponder what it might look like and how they grow into it, don’t you think it would be much more important that they focus on their character instead of their career? If all of our children looked into their hearts and thought about WHO they are and all the unique qualities they possess and what they can share with the world, it would serve everyone much more than trying to label themselves as this or that.
Ask your child who they want to be as they grow up and open up that beautiful, curious mind. Start a conversation of discovery and mindful thinking. Help them understand how special they are.