Char at Weary Parent posted a list of 13 things we need to teach our children. Here are a few that I like:
- We all make mistakes and can learn from them. [I'd like to add we can learn from other's mistakes too!!!]
- Not all gratification is instant. Some things are worth the wait.
- How to deal with bullies, mean people, and rude people
I think Char has a pretty good list. To the list I’d like to add, “The world does not revolve around you.” That may sound harsh, but in my years of teaching I have met quite a few along the way that acted like the world revolved around them. They are impatient, whiny, demanding, and insensitive to others, and I have to say a total pain to be around.
Here is a famous quote that we should all live by, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”