Are these the secrets to a happy life?
Ronnie Lane and Ronnie Wood of The Faces said it best in 1973, “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger.” As we get older we are constantly learning, both from our successes as well as our failures. The latter is arguably the most important key to developing into a well-rounded, respectable person.
But since we don’t have a time machine to go back and shake some sense into our former selves, we can make it better for the next generation. The following gallery provides a comprehensive guide for parents (and future parents) on the most important things a child needs to know to grow up right.
I grew up in a strict religious home and turned into a raging alcoholic when I got my first taste of freedom because I didn’t know what I was doing.
I want my son to know that it is okay to have fun as long as it doesn’t negatively impact things like personal health/school/relationships or break any laws. (no_pizza_4_u)
All my kids learned signs like eat, milk, help, water, play and want really early. That communication before they learn to speak is so amazing. A baby can actually tell you they’re hungry instead of just crying and fussing. (zencanuck)
Critical thinking. Not the BS “critical thinking” that they teach with essay questions on standardized tests. Kids should learn how to question things and how to approach finding a right answer. They should also learn that even if they believe they have the right answer, to always be open to gathering new information. (awesomeness0232)