9 Life Lessons that We Must Teach our Children

Our children are our future. What do you think the world will be like in 20, 30, 40 or more years? Look to our children, and what we are teaching them, for the answer.

They are the scientists, doctors, movers and shakers of our tomorrow. We want them to be perfect. In our quest to ensure our children are upstanding, or outstanding, members of society, we often neglect to teach them the little things that go along with that expectation.

We desperately try to shield them from harm, failure and disappointment in our attempt to keep them pure, innocent and perfect. In doing this, we forget to teach them what really matters. Life lessons.

1. You are responsible for your actions.

No matter what you have done or who “made” you do it, the fact of the matter is, you've done it and you are responsible for it. Don't blame anyone else for your wrongdoings. If you already know what you are about to do is wrong, then don't do it. You have choices. Choose wisely.

2. Trust your gut instinct.

If you get a funny yucky feeling in your tummy then something is not right. Trust that feeling. It is your intuition telling you to stop, back up, rethink what you're doing and try something else. If you are having a hard time making a decision, listen to your intuition. It will always steer you in the right direction. Trust it!

3. Always be kind, no matter what.

Everyone is fighting a battle. We don't know their story and it's really none of our business. What is our business is kindness. You never know when one small kind act can completely change a person.

The world needs more kind people. Be kind and remember to do it with love and expect nothing in return. That's true kindness.

4. Don't be afraid to say no.

People may want you to do something that you really don't want to do. Just say no. Not everyone likes to hear the word no and you may actually piss some people off when you say no, but they'll have more respect for you in the future and they will come to appreciate you and value your time, and that are only [some of the reasons to practice saying no more often](https://www


5. Know when to walk away.

Unfortunately, life has bullies and people that will try to bring you down. Do not stoop down to their level. Always be the better person and walk away.

Trying to argue or fight with these people will just cause you unnecessary anxiety, stress and anger. It's not worth it. The two minutes it will take you to walk away will save you from a lifetime of grief and regret.

6. Never judge a book by its cover.

The world is made up of all kinds of people. Rich, poor, happy, sad, homeless, elite, etc.

Know one thing, we are all people. You are not perfect. You have faults. So does everyone else. Treat people the way you expect to be treated and accept them for who and what they are.

7. What you have doesn't define you.

Owning stuff doesn't make you rich or nice or better than anyone else. Oftentimes people with the most things are the unhappiest. Stuff means nothing.

Sadly, stuff often results in high debt which leads to stress and anxiety. Be grateful for the small simple things. They mean the most.

Don't ever feel guilty because you had to say no. Honour yourself first and foremost.

8. You must have faith.

Whether it be the Universe or the Angels or God or even yourself, you must have faith in something.

Faith is having complete trust or confidence in something. Remember the opposite of faith is fear and living in fear is exhausting. Living in faith is empowering and when you have faith you will always reach for the stars and know that you can be anything you want to be. Believe in yourself.

9. Never give up.

If there is something you really want to do or try, you should do it, or try. If it didn't work the first time, do it again! Keep doing it until you have accomplished it. Don't let failure stop you.

“If at first you don't succeed, try and try again” should be your motto. Your dreams are important. If they don't scare you, they aren't big enough.

Never back down from trying something because you don't know how to do it. Find a way. If you want something bad enough, go get it. Life is too short to live with regret. Don't ever give up!

If you feel out of touch with your children, maybe our guided meditation session can help you be more caring and understanding. Go ahead, try it out and let us know what you think.

There's an old saying “the apple doesn't fall far from the tree”. Our children are a reflection of us. Would you be proud of your child if they grew up to be just like you?

What lessons do you think we have to teach our children?