The Most Important Things to Teach Our Children

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In today’s world, there is an incredible amount of stress and pressure put onto children in a variety of ways.  Some parents have an unhealthy and obsessive desire to see their son or daughter be the top player on a sports team or athletic activity, be the smartest kid in their class, or be the most handsome or beautiful individual in all the land. There are parents that put an unbelievable burden on their children to achieve high levels of excellence…sometimes unattainable.

There is nothing wrong for parents to want the best for their kids but perhaps we should all teach our children things that will allow them to be successful and contribute their talents and gifts in other ways. The following little ditty is a great reminder for us to teach our children the most important things in life.


Don’t become preoccupied with your child’s academic ability

but instead…

Teach them to sit with those sitting alone

Teach them to be kind

Teach them to offer their help

Teach them to be a friend to the lonely

Teach them to encourage others

Teach them to share

Teach them to look for the good in people


This is how they will change the world



  6 comments for “The Most Important Things to Teach Our Children

  1. October 27, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Words of encouragement and support to children 🙏🙏🙏 I completely agree with you.

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  2. October 28, 2019 at 6:13 am

    I truly agree. Parents are so stressed out today and all that pressure falls back on their kids. It’s a shame ! Hopefully there is people like you that know how to handle it all.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. November 2, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    We would do well to follow that advice ourselves. Children learn best by example. Thank you for the food for thought, Coach. Very nutritious!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 2, 2019 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you for your kind words my friend! I love finding little nuggets of wisdom to share with others 🙂


  4. Maribeth pido
    November 8, 2019 at 6:30 am

    What an inspiring truth about parenting. I just want to share my experience about parenting,,, the biggest gift i taught to my children is respect to parents and learn to accomplish their responsibilities, very hard to achieve but i gave my best. I love my family.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 8, 2019 at 8:10 am

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts…they are beautiful!!!


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