Let the Children Teach Us
The greatest lessons can be learned from our little people, our children. In my case, they’re not so little anymore (ages 15 and 17), but over the years my children have enriched my life in so many ways, including teaching me some very important lessons. In general, children see possibilities where cynicism has caused us to go blind. They find hope in circumstances that life’s upsets and fumbles would cause us to give up. They dream big. They have fun. Unfortunately, “adulting” and all that comes with it has left some of us jaded and it may become necessary for us to take a step back and look at life through the hope-filled and unadulterated eyes of our children.
My son, Zy, is currently in the last semester of his senior year in high school. Yes, a SENIOR! It blows my mind to think about it. My daughter, Chris, is 15 years old and a freshman in high school. They have grown up so quickly on me. I often find myself thinking about our journey, the wisdom that I have strived to instill in them, and the ways in which they have made me a better person. Here are a few lessons that I have learned from my children.
Because of my children, I travel more and I have become more open to new experiences. I was motivated to take my goals off of the backburner and pursue my blogging and modeling careers. I am more confident in my own abilities and beauty. I could go on and on about the ways in which my children have caused me to widen my horizons and to check my perspective when it comes to certain things in life. I look forward to witnessing their growth into adulthood and their bright futures. I know that a lot of you who are reading this are parents, educators, aunts, uncles…in what ways have the children in your lives taught you lessons? Comment below.
1/23/2017 08:57:40 pm
Thank you, KemKem. You are so right. That fear thing gets us every time.
1/23/2017 03:09:46 pm
I always learn from my kids. Sometimes, I get mad because I find something about myself that I don't like.
1/23/2017 08:58:52 pm
I have definitely been there!
1/23/2017 09:00:01 pm
Great point! So very true.
1/24/2017 10:38:47 pm
Life thru a childs eye is so beautiful. Children have taught me to love unconditionally and laugh often.
1/24/2017 11:35:29 pm
Children are often the best teachers. The purity and curiosity they posses can show us so much. I do not have my own children, but as a teacher I am learning every day because of my students.
1/25/2017 07:33:12 am
So sweet. We can learn so much from our children. The greatest lesson that I learn is to be trust.
1/25/2017 08:01:53 am
My children have taught me so much about myself and life. They have pushed me without even knowing it. I want to do more because of them.
My children have taught me that it's okay to go to sleep happy and wake up even happier. Most of the time I go to sleep worried, plain ole tired, or mad. Then I wake up in the same way. My son and daughter go to sleep like it was the best day ever and approach a new day just the same.!!!
1/31/2017 12:48:48 am
My step-daughter is a helper. She loves helping people and really feels good about herself when she can help. She would not clean her own room but would help us clean our room LOL. I think I learned that from her, to just enjoy helping other people.
2/8/2017 08:38:49 pm
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