PII 011: You Need to Coach Your Child to be Resourceful in Life [Watch video of 12 Year Old Building Battery Powered Toy Power Bike from Scratch]

Few weeks ago, I shared a video on my YouTube channel, of a battery-powered toy power bike built by my 12 year old son, using scrap materials he picked up from various places.

Since then I have shown the video to many people in Nigeria and here in Benin Republic, eliciting the same comments of admiration from them.

What most people who have seen the video on the web do NOT know is that I got him to record a 4 part demonstration video of himself building another such toy bike from beginning to the end.

His 14 year old brother helped to hold the Blackberry camera, while playing background music, as he worked.

I share photos and clips from the videos (with details of how to get them and also attend a FREE workshop facilitated by my son) in this article.

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PII 011: You Need to Coach Your Child to be Resourceful in Life [Watch video of 12 Year Old Building Battery Powered Toy Power  Bike from Scratch]

Few weeks ago, I shared a video on my YouTube channel, of a battery-powered toy power bike built by my 12 year old son, using scrap materials he picked up from various places.

Since then I have shown the video to many people in Nigeria and here in Benin Republic, eliciting the same comments of admiration from them.

What most people who have seen the video on the web do NOT know is that I got him to record a 4 part demonstration video of himself building another such toy bike from beginning to the end.

His 14 year old brother helped to hold the Blackberry camera, while playing background music, as he worked.

I share photos and  clips from the videos (with details of how to get them and also attend a FREE workshop facilitated by my son) in this article.

I told him to record the video of himself making the bike for 2 main reasons:

  1. I wanted him to have video proof to show that he actually made the first bike, and that he knew how to do it so well that he could make another just as functional, if asked, anytime. Not only did this young man deliver a /similarly functional mobile bike, this new one even ran better (without falling over) than the first one – he corrected the problem causing the instability.
  1. I could see a money making opportunity on several levels such as:
  • Putting nice finishing touches to the bike and selling it to kids, with a guarantee of FREE repairs for every buyer, to encourage more sales.
  • Offering FREE training facilitated by him, to other kids interested in learning how to make the bike themselves. These kids would be asked to buy at least one toy bike and the 4 part demonstration video of him making the bike, in order to attend the training.

NB: My determination to help him launch his toy product for sale grew stronger a few days later, when I saw a Made in China toy car with immovable wheels on sale for N200.0 in a shop.

Getting home, I promptly told Chika and his siblings that I would find a way to help him refine, brand and sell his battery powered bike to parents of kids like his siblings who all loved playing with it.

Believe me: we WILL do it.

By getting him to build another bike from scratch, I established the fact that he knew exactly what to do, and how to do it.

Even now, after seeing him create/build and fix stuff since he was 8, I am still I was awed that he did this successfully despite not having attended any formal learning event.

All he did was to watch a 3 minute video of an American chap, making the bike, and 48 hours later, the sister came running to me saying “Tayo, Chika has made the bike in the video!”

I’d downloaded the video for him and his siblings to watch (we do that A LOT as part of their real world relevant Personal Achievement Based Homeschooling). The American had used nice looking tools such as a hot glue gun, and a professional kit to make the bike.

As can be seen in our video, my son had only the simple tool kit I bought him last year, but he went out and got other scrap with which he improvised to build his own bike.

For instance, while a lighter was used in the video, along with a hot glue gun, my son had to use LOTS of matches in conjunction with a glue stick he got from his mother. The result was that the finished product was not as pretty as that in the video he had watched, but it worked!

So why didn’t I just buy him the stuff he saw used in the video?

First of all, we did not know where to find a hot glue gun, for instance, in Lagos. Stuff like that are not used much in our part of the world.

However the main reason was that I have always trained my kids to try hard at all times to get as much as possible done, with as little as possible. As a result, they have learned to be very adaptable/resourceful in using what they have to get what they want (like I AM).

By so doing they are building a capacity for achieving their goals with little or no money (like I do).

This philosophy has been behind their use of our trademark no-over charcoal stove pot to make cakes, chin-chin, bread, pizza, cookies and our pineapple peel based drinks.

This is why, whenever they do ask for money to try out a new idea, I rarely hesitate to give them whatever they ask.

Below I feature short clips from Chika’s 4 part demonstration video which is now available for purchase for N1, 000.0 (One thousand Naira).

Note that ANY payments for his products will be made directly into his bank account.

The 4 videos are available for direct delivery/download via email, as well as on CD/DVD via courier.

Regarding the FREE demonstration workshop, a minimum of 10 attendees is required for it to hold. So, once the number of buyers equals or exceeds that number, a date and venue will be agreed and communicated to everyone. Click here to request further details.

I share the work I do with my kids as a Best Practice Parenting Advocate – and NOT to brag!

What are you doing to help your child discover, develop and actualize his full genius/potentials? Be warned that schools and school teachers are NOT equipped to help your child with this most important need.

It’s Important that I make that clear. This is NOT about me. Indeed, it’s bigger than me. The future wellbeing and success of many children depends on their parents’ understanding and acceptance of the truths I share here.

You need to be a Coach-Parent to your child. Do not leave him/her to learn via Osmosis from you or any other persons. If you fail to act as a catalyst in the life of your child, especially during his/her formative years, s/he may not forgive you for it later on in life.

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Tayo K. Solagbade is a Location Independent Performance Improvement

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Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutions, web marketing systems/web hosting,

freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the

popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm

Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in

various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods

and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly

traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars

and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical
Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

Visit Tayo Solagbade Dot Com, to download over over 10 performance improvement resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

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[IMPORTANT NOTE:====

On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), which hosted his website, was taken over by Aplus.net.

Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts

he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to

SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

Succeed by Emerging from Adversity Like a Phoenix

(TayoSolagbade.com launches extra Hosting plan with FREE Web Marketing!)

And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old, NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

A Proven Strategy to Find Profitable Buyers Regardless of Your Domain Name
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You’re reading PII 011: You Need to Coach Your Child to be Resourceful in Life [Watch video of 12 Year Old Building Battery Powered Toy Power Bike from Scratch] by Tayo Solagbade, originally posted on his Daily Self-Development (SD) Nuggets™ blog. If you loved reading this post, be sure to follow Tayo on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

You may also wish to check out his growing library of tutorial and demonstration videos on Youtube. Click here, to download over 10 resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), was taken over by Aplus.net. Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build (and move his website contents into) a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” at http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

Most URLs bearing the old domain name appearing in search engines should now work if “spontaneousdevelopment.com” is replaced with “tayosolagbade.com”. If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

Succeed by Emerging from Adversity Like a Phoenix (TayoSolagbade.com launches extra Hosting plan with FREE Web Marketing!)

And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

A Proven Strategy to Find Profitable Buyers Regardless of Your Domain Name

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