You can help your child discover their talent themes with the online Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer. In the Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer, there are in total 10 emerging talent themes. Today, we cover the talent theme of DEPENDABILITY.

Children with the DEPENDABILITY talent theme loves to be trusted to do things.  They will do what they say and compared to other children of the same age, they may appear to be more mature or “adult” because of this dependability.  People count on them to live up to their young words.

They love the trust given to them by their friends, parents and others.  It is like a reward for being who they are. This trust is often expressed in the form of a chore, an assignment or a responsibility given to them.  Naturally, they gravitate towards what is expected of them with greater ownership and commitment than the other children.

Getting praise and rewards for being responsibility makes them feel really good and motivated.  It calibrates for them what is going well and what they have done well in.

How Do Children With DEPENDABILITY Theme Look Like?

Does any of the following words describe your child that has the DEPENDABILITY talent theme: –

  • Trusted
  • Dependable
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Committed
  • Trustworthy
  • Reliable
  • Owner
  • Driven
  • Independent

3 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children With The DEPENDABILITY Talent Theme

Here are 3 things that you can do: –

  1. Ask your child to help you with certain chores around the house.  They love to be asked as it is seen as you trusting them to do the important stuff.  Give them some independence in letting them do it the way they would. Praise and compliment when they do it right.  This help them know they are doing it well.
  2. Children with the DEPENDABILITY talent theme loves to be responsible for some things.  Check in with them and ask what would be some thing in the house, at school or friends that he/she would want to do or take charge.  Then help them go achieve that.
  3. Recognize, trust and affirm your child when they take on responsibilities.  Show them what they did well, trust them to do the work on their own and encourage them in the areas where they fail.  Help them see that being responsible does not mean doing it alone but to seek help from others like mommy, daddy, teachers or friends.

Experiment, Cherish And Enjoy

So there!  I hope the tips above would have been useful in helping your child.

The idea for you as a parent or educator is to create the environment of “flourishment” for your children.

Knowing the talent theme of your children gives you the clues to how you can flourish them by helping them recognize their talent themes and using them every day. Use this activity book to quickly and simply kick things into motion. Experiment with different approaches and scenarios and enjoy seeing your child come alive through their talent themes.

Remember: Every child is different and even if they have the same themes, their responses can be distinctly different in the same scenario.

Enjoy the time spent with your child in discovering and learning about their talents and strengths. Take it slow and enjoy the process.

If you want your child to be great in life, help them to know and resonate with the greatness of their unique talents that are already in them. Trust me. It is worth it!

If you are interested to find out more about our upcoming StrengthsExplorer Workshop, do register your interest with us in the form below. 

Kim Pong is the CEO and Founder of StrengthsAsia, Creator of the REFRAME MasterClass and the first 20 Gallup Certified Strengths Coaches in the world.  He is based in Singapore and works with organizations in Asia in creating an engaged workplace culture for leaders, managers and executives to thrive.

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