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Nurturing creative money making ideas in your kids.


My kid has a crazy sensation to . . . But, I don’t know?

Does your child have non-traditional pursuits of interest? It doesn’t have to be odd interest like collecting all those single socks that come up missing in the laundry for some unknown ongoing school project. His thing could be something you don’t have an interest in, nor, do you believe it’s worth sacrificing for, like editing digital photography or developing gaming programs.

Don’t be a dream crusher.

When was the last time you told a close friend, you wished your parents would have supported your dream to pursue what you were crazy about doing as a kid? Ever wonder how your life would be different if someone had blown wind into your sails? I’m still trying to get past some of my childhood dream crushers, so I don’t wind up saying one day, “If only I had been courageous enough to write my first script or shoot my own short film?”

Be creative with funding your child’s interest.

Cortlan Wickliff, a 19-year-old inventor and senior at Rice University, recently organized a youth camp to teach kids about math and science. All inspired from him following his mother to her college classes because it was less expensive than paying for childcare. He says his mother didn’t buy him the newest Jordan’s, but she did spend $300 to get him on a plane so he could see the world.

Maybe you’re raising the next tech savvy entrepreneur like Ephren W. Taylor II the youngest African-American CEO of any publicly traded company ever—City Capital Corporation (OTCBB:CTCC) runs a multi-million dollar technology enterprise. His parents were moderately creative in funding his interest to play video games. They told him that in order for him to play video games he would have to create his own. The rest is his-story. What’s yours?

Stay focused, stay confident, and blow wind in his sails.

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