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
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