Strengths Finder for Kids

Business Strengths Finder For Kids!

Will a strengths-finder analysis put my kids in a box?

If you’ve done any research or read any book about your strengths and how to use them, you may have come across these two books: StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath and Your Child’s Strengths, A Guide for Parents and Teachers by Jennifer Fox.

Adults usually have a lot of life experience to draw upon when doing an analysis like the StrenghtsFinder 2.0.  Most adults have more perspective about themselves and what they’re good at.

The point of a strengths finder for kids is certainly not to put your kids in a box of who they are but to help them discover what they love, what they’re good at, what their strengths are.  It’s all part of being an encouraging parent who tries to push their kids to grow and discover their place in life!

A great way to broaden your kids perspective and experience is to find a business your kids can do.  It can make this fun and rewarding for both of you.

In the “Business Strengths Finder” worksheet below you will find five common categories of activities; The Arts, Sciences, Socializing, Computers and Sports.  These are categories that will be familiar to kids from school.

The worksheet will help you and your kids brainstorm and identify things that they can do to develop their natural skills and abilities.  As they try many different things, they will start to identify the areas of their strengths.  They will discover that when they operate within the areas of their giftedness, the more fun they have, the more productive they are and the more energy they have.

To download the PDF worksheet, CLICK HERE.

Here are some ideas from each category to help you get started…

The Arts: perform music at events, put on drama shows and plays, take photos for people, and create artwork.

Science: tutor younger kids, help your neighbor with the gardening, and volunteer at a science lab or museum.

Social: be a radio or party DJ, create a newsletter, and start a blog.

Computer (and Technology): provide computer help services and sell things on Ebay.

Sports: sell refreshments at the ball field and give school sports commentary.

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Comment below and share some ideas you would add to this list.  Also, let us know what your kids discovered about themselves by using the worksheet!

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