Many people don’t think too much along these lines. My parents are some of those people. I love them, and I think they taught us a great many good things. However, there are a few things I truly wish they had instilled in me while I was young. Some of the things would have been such a blessing, and they don’t even realize it. These things will help grow confidence, and confidence is something to be valued considering high school can be mentally debilitating at times.
This gives your kids some structure in their lives. It teaches them what it means to work. It will also teach them to value the time they have to themselves. Kids who don’t learn this lesson are in for a rude awakening when the time comes that they need to work a full time job. Don’t let them suffer this.
This one is important. You couldn’t imagine all the mean spirited things that go on in school. Teach your kid to respect others, and others will respect him. It’s essential that this lesson be learned for everyone’s sake.
Never to brag and to be humble
Bragging is a sure fire way to alienate others. No one likes listening to anyone brag. They will have a difficult time finding friends if they brag. Teach them to be humble. This will build charisma in your child. Charisma is far preferable in my opinion.
To boldly face fears
If you want to overcome a fear, then it must be faced. What is this but a vaccine for a sickness? You get your kids vaccinations don’t you? Do the same with mental sicknesses. Teach them that it’s important to overcome fears, or they will always be afraid.
I suppose this one is parents’ choice, but I highly recommend it. My parents didn’t make my younger brother or myself go out for sports. How could we know if we wanted to go out for sports at that age? We had no idea. I urged my younger siblings to go out for sports, however. Guess what happened. They built confidence that I never had. In addition to building confidence in a sport, they learned that if they work hard for something they could attain it. That hard work carried over to academics. My brother is in varsity in three sports with straight A’s. My parents never did a thing to push him this direction. He learned the values on his own. He just needed to be taught the lesson from the get go.
I hope you enjoyed reading!