As a parent it can be hard to protect our children because we can’t protect them from everything. We want to wrap them in bubble wrap from the world and hope they make smart choices and decisions as they get older. All we can do as a parent is raise them the best we can. Teach them about the world as they grow and teach them about life – the good and the bad. Thankfully there is more good than bad.
The more we communicate with our children, the more we are THERE offering our love and support and even a listening ear the more they may grow up to take our advice even though right now it may seem like it is going through one ear and out the other. My children are still young but of course they are growing up quickly. My oldest is close to being ten so I talk to him often about character, being a good person and big brother, being kind, showing respect.
I have 5 wishes for my children. I hope as I raise them each and every day these wishes will help mold them into the good people.
I want my children to not only succeed in life but to be happy. Be happy with themselves, their families, their career, whatever it may be.
MY 5 WISHES
- Mentally well rounded – love yourself, have self respect, have self worth, take pride within yourself and then you will treat others the way you want to be treated. So many people look to others for validation when you shouldn’t. There is no such thing as being “better” than another person.
- Good character – be responsible, have good morals, be honorable, honest and have courage. These are characteristics to utilize in every aspect of life – work and even personal relationships.
- Good health – take care of your body. Exercise if you can even if it’s the occasional stroll outside. Eat right. Indulge in your junk foods or sweet treats moderately. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor any questions you have. Your health is very important.
- Intelligence – Be smart. Not just school smart – but also street smart. Know your surroundings and who you befriend/associate yourself with. Follow your gut. Be assertive.
- Successful with their endeavors and can face their failings as a challenge and turn it positive – we have to be patient. Great things can come to those who wait. If you fall get back up and try again. Turn a negative into a positive and stay optimistic.
What are your wishes for your children?