Monday, April 10, 2023

A short parenting guide

Teach your children to follow the rules where it is appropriate to do so. 

Give your children the courage to ignore the rules, and fight for their individual rights and liberties, when it is necessary to do so.

Do not be over protective of your children. They grow and prosper under your shade, but unless they are exposed to the sun, they will wither and shrink. 

Teach them the values of diversity and inclusivenes, of gender parity and fairness. But guard against the modern woke definitions of what these terms mean. Learn to recognise and point out to them where the world is going mad.

Teach them, if you can, the ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time. 

Teach them that they can only expect  the world to do something for them, if they do something for the world. They are not entitled to preferential treatment merely because they exist.

Tell them that the path to happiness is finding that special skill or talent that they possess which will enable them to be of service to others, and to use that talent fruitfully. 

Teach them that money is only a by product, and can never be a goal. 

You wonder if  you have managed to learn these lessons yourself  in the first place? 

Doesn't matter, try teaching  them anyway. So that they don't repeat the same mistakes that we did !

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