There is so much emphasis around what we should be teaching our children. Being the rebel that I am, I’m throwing caution to the wind and listing the 5 life lessons I will not be teaching my children – with good reason!
#1 Respect your elders
Age is just a number isn’t it? Just because you are older than them doesn’t mean you automatically deserve respect. Respect is something that needs to be earned. If you don’t visit my children they will not visit you!
#2 Don’t talk to strangers
I’ve written about this before and it is still something I will not teach my children. One day they may need the help of a stranger and I don’t want them to be too afraid to ask!
#3 Save money & spend it wisely
Whilst I do agree I also want them to live their lives. Yes save money but so they can spend it on the things they really want to do, like travel the world!
#4 Education is everything
Education is important but it isn’t everything. I don’t want them thinking their grades define who they are!
#5 Patience is a virtue
No, no it’s not. Patience means waiting and no one gets anything from sitting around waiting. You have to go out there and chase all the things you really want!