Have you ever thought about the fact that you were your child’s very first teacher? Regardless of where your children attend school today, you were the one who started them on the educational process. Even if you are not responsible for teaching your kids academics, the life skills lessons that they learn from you at home can be just as important in helping them to be successful in the future.
For the next 4 weeks, suggestions on teaching four of these important life lessons will be featured on this blog.
- How do we teach kids to manage their time?
- How do we teach kids to mange their money?
- How do we teach kids to take care of the environment?
- How do teach kids to take care of their health?
Before we get started on this series, I wanted to be clear on one thing. I’m not perfect by any means in any of these areas. Some days I do a great job of managing my to-do list and accomplish a lot. Some days I seem to waste lots of time and manage to get nothing done. My progress on the other three areas tends to go the same way. Just as I am a work in progress, my children are not perfect either.
Rather than reading the four posts and feeling discouraged, I hope you feel empowered to take the next steps. Consider yourself to be on the journey along with me. Parenting is such a process. One fact is definitely clear. Unless we attempt to instruct our children in these areas, they will probably not learn anything except the hard way. That is not what I want for my children. I want to be purposeful in helping them to become the adults they were intended to be. Please join me on the way!
Thanks for stopping by!