Talkative kids can sometimes be a nuisance for parents and guardians, but they should remember that it comes with its share of advantages. The willingness to speak loud and often is largely considered a positive trait. Research even shows that these categories of kids do better in primary school. The benefits go far beyond that to grade school, secondary education, college and especially the workplace. Learn why talkative kids are more likely to succeed when they grow up.
The most obvious advantage talkative kids have is that they, naturally, become better at talking. These kids are learning how to be strong communicators every time they open their mouths, and strong communication skills make it easier to succeed in almost any aspect of life.
Someone who spends a lot of time speaking can obviously think fast on their feet. For that reason, talkative kids will likely be wittier than most of their peers, quick to crack jokes and entertain their friends. That’s good, because humour is a great key to success.
Talkative kids tend to be talkative because they’re curious wanting to know more and more about the world they live in. When you ask more questions, you will naturally get more answers. That means that talkative kids will be more informed than the regular child by the time he starts school.
Talkative kids are likely to want to interact more and will make friends fast. A strong social group is one of the things you most need to have growing up, and that is often less of an issue for the talkers. It will also strengthen their relationships with their siblings. Sisters especially benefit from having someone to confide in.
Talkative kids aren’t going to be able to stay quiet for long. That can definitely become a problem, yes, but if they’re able to learn when it’s okay and when it’s not, it can reap big rewards. In a classroom, for example, it can mean that they’re raising their hands a lot and contributing to discussions. Teachers usually need tips and tricks to get a discussion going, but not if one or two talkative kids are in the room.
Most children couldn’t come up with enough to talk for five straight minutes. Talkative kids can talk for hours, which demonstrates that they have a lot of musings and ideas. That thoughtfulness and sense of imagination will pay off big time for them when they need to, say, come up with a new strategy as a CEO or write stories.
Talkative kids are very energetic. Just think about all they could get done if they just put that energy to good use. If your child never stays quiet and that’s a problem, help them find hobbies so that they can divert the energy towards something productive.
Any parents of talkative kids can attest that they keep things interesting and often entertaining. It’s not always easy on the parent, but at least it never gets boring. In a world that even with parenthood can be dull at times, it’s good to have something in your life that is going to keep surprising you, and talkative kids are the most likely to shake things up.
So even when you’re stressed out because you have a talkative son or daughter, remind yourself of all the ways their tendency to speak up will improve their lives, and even yours!