Do you know what one of the most important things is to teach your kids? It’s how to live. So many people waste their lives on stuff that doesn’t matter or worry endlessly about things they can’t do anything about and forget that the real purpose of living is to live! Life isn’t meant to be lived as a spectator, we’re supposed to be actively involved in our lives.
What are you teaching your kids with how you live your life? What does your partner believe about you or believe you believe about your life? Do you show that you not only appreciate the life you have but also are doing your best to make your life and the lives of those you interact with better? Are you respecting the body and gifts you’ve been giving or are you letting them waste away?
It’s important to teach your kids the value of life, and how to work through the challenges you face. Yes, there will be stresses and problems in your life, and your kids need to learn how to handle them in such a way that they don’t get taken over by them or that the challenges ruin their lives.
Teach your kids the technical skills, manner and attitude they need to know to make it through the challenges they will face. No, you won’t be able to completely prepare them as things do change, but you’ll give them the foundation they need to know how to work through challenges, and the importance of remembering that it’s all for a reason: living and even thriving for as many years as you’re blessed with.
“We are frightfully concerned with our own deaths, sometimes so much so that we forget the real purpose of our lives.” Brian L. Weiss