1. You have no limits
Children are brought up to believe they can be anything they want as long as they work hard enough for it, but sadly, at some point in our adult life, a defeatist attitude sets in and we no longer believe this. Well I ask why not? Why can’t we pursue our dreams like our idols before us? Everybody starts somewhere and if we never get back up when we fall where would society be? We shouldn’t be afraid of failure, mistakes happen and if our children can learn from this and move on then we should to.
2. Some of the best things in life are free
Things don’t need to be expensive to be enjoyed, we just need a child’s perspective and a bit of imagination. To a child a table could be a den, a tree could be a home for faeries, to a child there really is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
3. Never be afraid to ask for help.
There is nothing weak about asking for help, stubbornness is a huge hindrance in life and it is completely unnecessary. Intellect is developed through asking questions and is something that is embraced by children without stigma.
4. Treasure your friendships
I’ve mentioned before about the importance of friendships and how they should be maintained if they have value. As children the connection we have with our friends is so immense that it is unlike any other relationship we will ever have, so it is important that it is preserved.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.- C. S. Lewis
5. A hug fixes most things
Whether it be from a parent, friend, partner or in later life your children, a hug really can make a world of difference. It can be the thing that relieves you of your troubles, instead allowing you to unburden without any obligation of explanation. It is a sign that you are loved, respected and special.