Kid-Preneurs – Raising Kids to be Entrepreneurs

For something a little different today – found this gem on Youtube.

What are we teaching our kids?  My daughter has come to several business events with me, asked about business, discusses it with me, and I’ve never suggested she start something of her own….  I’d feel some bad mummy guilt except that I’ve given guilt up for Lent.  Ok, not really, but the point is that feeling guilty isn’t going to help.    Looking at how I can help her start up some kind of business will.

superwahm, melinda jameson, wahm

Melinda is the founder of SuperWAHM.com and started the site to share her learnings to help other Work At Home Mums become more independent and able to spend time with their families

Melinda Jameson

Melinda is the founder of SuperWAHM.com and started the site to share her learnings to help other Work At Home Mums become more independent and able to spend time with their families

3 thoughts on “Kid-Preneurs – Raising Kids to be Entrepreneurs

  • April 28, 2010 at 8:53 am
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    Ooo what a good Lenten abstention, Mel! I think I might try giving up guilt next year.

    What a compelling video. Man, my heart hurts for the years of misunderstanding he had to endure from his teachers. Giftedness is often coupled with learning disorders or learning weaknesses in other areas. So many brilliant minds are convinced that they are stupid because of arbitrary and ridiculous standardized tests. His dad sounds awesome.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Target Math | Simple Multiplication Game =-.

  • April 28, 2010 at 10:11 am
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    @ Megan, you know you don’t actually have to wait for Lent to give up guilt? LOL. I’m another who struggled all through school and ended up dropping out. I’ve gotten all my education as an adult, and I’ve been motivated to learn because I chose those courses and I see the purpose in them.

    Look at how many of the worlds big names have ADD/ADHD etc – Richard Branson, Thomas Eddison, Van Gogh, Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfred Hitchock, Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Henry Ford…..

  • April 30, 2010 at 12:51 am
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    I loved his attitude toward allowance and fostering entrepreneurship in his own kids. I’m going to try this with my own kids. Just that skill of looking around to find things that other people might want to pay for is so important. Not: “Is there anything I can do for you for money?” but: “I see that your grass is getting long. Would you like to hire me to cut it?”
    .-= Joe´s last blog ..Teaching Kids to be Entrepreneurs =-.

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