Kids Benefit from Their Own Experiences
Don’t give them the benefit of your experience, but instead, the benefit of theirs.
In an attempt to rescue our children from themselves, adults love to tell kids what to do and not do to avoid mistakes, pain, failure, and wasting time.
How did you learn what to do to avoid mistakes, pain, failure, and wasting time? Did you make mistakes, suffer pain, fail, and show up late or spend way too much time doing a simple task?
Your kids benefit more from their own experiences, than your recycled ones. So:
- Bite your tongue.
- Put your hands in your pocket.
- Back away.
Let your kids find out for themselves, as often as you can.
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