Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn...

This is very hard for me to narrow down honestly... As we continue to learn lessons through out our entire lives! Hence WISDOM!  Here are the ones I thought of fairly quickly of of the top of my head.  This also is difficult depending on your child(rens) age.  Mine range from young adult to a 4 year old toddler.  But, these lessons will all apply at one age/stage or another and to you young parents out there I hope this is of some help as you begin your parenting journey!

1.  There are Consequences in life to everything.  ~ This can be learned at a very young age.  There is a result to every action.  Therefore, resulting in a good or negative consequence.  You can help your child along by letting the consequence happen but, encourage the positive result.

2.  Be Aware of one's self and their surroundings.  ~ We do not want our children to be afraid but, you have to make them aware.  Teach them age appropriate actions to take when they are afraid or lost, what is OK and not OK from others actions.

3.  Responsibility for one's self.  ~ This can also be taught at a young age.  To be responsible you avoid negative consequences.  Like knowing you have homework.  Do it, don't lie and say you don't and risk a negative consequence like staying in from recess.  Responsible for remembering chores, personal hygiene ie: take a shower when needed , brush your teeth in the morning and before bed. 

4.  Choose your friends wisely.  ~ It is your family that will ALWAYS be there for you.  As children get older this plays more of role in their lives.  You can also count on that your child IS doing what you HEAR his/her peers ARE doing as well.  Good or bad! ~ Bad is when it is time to intervene!     

5.   Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. [Matthew 7:12] ~ Behave toward others as you would like to have them behave toward you.  The old 'sticks and stones may break your bones but, words will never hurt you'  ~ is NOT true.  Hard lesson to be learned.  Words alone CAN hurt.  We know certain actions do too!

Heck I'm still learning lessons and our children will too! It's all part of life!

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Sofia said...

great list! following you back!!

Melissa Sharon said...

What a great post! I have 4 kids under 4 and seeing you makes me think I could handle one or two more - aagh!!! I found you through bloggy moms and am your newest follower. I hope you can find time to follow me back - thanks!

Smash Bravo Team said...

New followers from Weekend Blog hop. This is a great post. Will look forward to more :)
Enjoy the weekend with your kiddies!


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funfunfun said...

Love your blog!
Following via Tara's Blog Hop. Would love to have you follow back.

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Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great lessons! I'm visiting from the blog hop and thought I would say hi. Just joined you as a follower, too.

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It would be great to have you link these life lessons to my Tips & Tricks Tuesday party, tomorrow night.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Tina Peterson said...

Hi - thanks for following my blog today - I'm now following you back. I really liked your post. I was a nanny for many years and used the consequences & making wise decisions method with the kids. If you can be consistent and fair with using this method of discipline life is so much easier. My kids always knew the consequences for making a 'WISE' or 'UNWISE' decision. Basically, if they made an 'UNWISE' decision then THEY are the ones that choose the consequence that they knew came with it. It wasn't up to me - but what THEY choose to do. I found I rarely had to discipline, and it also rolled over into making WISE money, nutrition, basically any kind of decision. They were SO MUCH better at making decisions than I am.

Thanks for following me!
Tina "The Book lady"

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Kay Lefort said...

Hi! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog and for the nice comments about my cookies! I really enjoyed this post....so relevant in today's society. More parents should be reminded of these important lessons that they should be teaching their children. I look forward to more of your posts as I will be following you now.
Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog!!


Warren Baldwin said...

This is an excellent post! Very practical and down to earth. Young people reading and following this will glean some of the highlights of Proverbs. Well written. WB

Reluctant Writer said...


Im your newest follower from mom bloggers. Have a great week.


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