7 Things I Learnt From My Kids
As a parent, it is a privilege to teach your children so many different things, but what you don’t realize is the valuable life lessons they teach you unknowingly. These are not entirely new things rather the little ones help you in relearning so many old lessons when you see things through their youthful eyes. Children are more confident, more courageous and enjoy life far more intensely than adults. You can bring more clarity and joy into adulthood by being a little more sensitive and perceptive towards your kid:
1. Live in the Moment
Children teach you to see each day with new eyes, live in the moment, and approach new days with excitement. When you are young, every day feels like an eternity and a new day means new opportunities to make new friends, explore new adventures, learn new things. Children don’t carry baggage from one day to the next. They start fresh, always.
2. Little Things bring Great Joy
Children find happiness in the simplest of things.They don’t need fancy toys or elaborate birthday parties to be happy, they just need space to be kids and play. It’s a reminder to be content with what you have and embrace the simplicity of life. It’s truly the little things that make life magical.
3. Love Unconditionally
Babies don’t care who is watching or how silly they look doing it, they love with abandon. They give giant hugs and slobbery kisses and have absolutely no qualms about sharing their affection. They cherish friendship and do not let small differences come in between unlike adults who tend to hold grudges.
4. Learn from your mistakes
Everything in life is a learning experience for a little one. They understand that it is okay to make mistakes and it is how we will learn. What children recognize is that mistakes aren’t signs of weakness, rather a sign of strength and survival, a story to tell.
5. Be Courageous
A child’s life feels limitless because they are not confined by fears of failure or humiliation. They march forward with hope and determination, they haven’t been beaten down, they haven’t experienced failure. They embrace life and all it has to offer with open arms.
6. Appreciate Yourself for Little Achievements
Since we don’t want to be perceived as conceited or egotistic, we try to downplay our accomplishments and achievements. But in doing so, we often put ourselves down to make others feel better or to be more relatable. Modesty becomes an admirable quality and we start to convince ourselves of our own mediocrity. However, a child will always be the hero of his story.
7. Learn to Let Things Go
Kids are generally happier than adults, one of the most important reasons being their lack of attachment to just about anything. They have no dreams, no goals, and no expectations. And even if they do, they quickly get over it as if it never existed. They haven’t yet learned how to attach themselves mentally to things and therefore have few of the typical attachments seen in adulthood. And as a result, they live free as a bird. Learn to let things go that make you unhappy or leave a bitter taste so that you can achieve inner peace.