I was wondering why one keep saying I wanted my kid to be like this and like this. This means they are trying to bring certain values or teachings that probably according to them is good or supposed to be good and there children should have!
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ~Stacia Tauscher
Looking at this complicated world and the time, I start thinking how my parents or even any parents of those times taught there kids good values…?
Well, all I can remember about my parents is that they never told me what to do. I was never taught I should be doing this or that. In fact rather than preaching they practiced. I learn certain things seeing what my parents did, how situations they handled and what kind of decisions were made. What one should say in front of others and what may offend others.
“Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.” ~Franklin P. Jones
The other day I met a lady for the first time, she had her 1 year old son who was calling his dad by name. I found it very natural though the mother started explaining, I teach him so many good things which he never remembers or never says but he calls his daddy by name which I never taught him.
It sounded funny but I said, because he hears what you call your husband. And true, kids learn from us by observing us and not by what we teach them…probably that’s why they say the school begins at home!
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” ~John W. Whitehead, The Stealing of America, 1983
I think the message is that never try to teach kids something that you don’t practice or else try to practice and then see how the kid learns faster!
“Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.” ~Author Unknown