Posted tagged ‘Growing Up’

20 Lessons I Have Learned From Children Part 4

June 18, 2009

More lessons my children have taught me as continued from the June 11 post
(if you haven’t read yet – please read the previous posts for Part 1, part 2 & Part 3)

So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 11 to 14.

1. Be selective and only hear the good parts you want to hear
2. Ask for advice when needed… but do what feels right for you in the end
3. Wear clothes that make YOU feel good… never mind trends
4. Day dreaming is a good thing
5. Gossiping is not a good thing
6. Life is made for fun… so start having fun today
7. Challenge the world to become more peaceful… we are all from the HUMAN RACE
8. “What do I want to be when I grow up”
9. “Clean” is a relative word… as in “Did you clean your room? “
10. Sometimes following is the right thing
11. Sometimes leading is the right thing
12. Discovering new things about my world
13. Be true to your word
14. A promise is a promise… make sure to keep up your end of the deal
15. “Because I said so” IS an answer (used by frustrated parents stalling for a reason)
16. Children are born IT geniuses
17. Friends are our second family
18. Be real and show emotions freely
19. Walk, stroll, shuffle, phone, text, messaging & posting
20. Showing independence is a good thing

Have you listened to your children lately?

What can you do to show them you listen & value their opinions?

Until next time… Make each day count!

Be true,
Nicole

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Lessons I Have Learned From Children Part 3

June 14, 2009

Here are some more lessons that my children have taught me as continued from the June 10 post (if you haven’t read yet – please read the previous posts for Part 1 & part 2)

So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 8 to 10.

1. Play with gusto every day
2. Share fun secrets with friends
3. Roll down a grassy hill during summer at least once
4. Invite others into your group just because
5. Enjoy swinging as high as you can go
6. Create sand castles and chair forts often
7. Robert Munsch rules!
8. Sing like no one is watching
9. Dance like no one is watching
10. Make snowmen every winter
11. Make snow angles too
12. Rainy days are great for snuggling & watching a good movie
13. A parents hug makes the fear disappear
14. Cloud watching IS doing something
15. Jumping in puddles is a must!
16. Learn to win gracefully
17. Learn to lose gracefully
18. Sleepovers really means… Stay up as long as you can
19. Thunderstorms must be watched as a collective group, lights off & on the bed
20. Dirt, sand or mud = Fun
21. Bike riding, rollerblading, sledding, skating & swimming
22. End each day with “I love you’s & Good nights”

What have your children taught you?

Have you told them this yet?

Until next time… Make each day count!

Be Real,
Nicole

Lessons I Have Learned From Children Part 2

June 11, 2009

Here are some more lessons that my children have taught me as continued from the June 7 post (if you haven’t read yet – please read the previous post for Part 1

So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 4 to 7.

1. Be willing to walk through the fear and do something new
2. Sharing is a good thing
3. Color all your picture with LOTS of colors
4. Color outside the lines… makes for more creative and interesting pictures
5. Learning to be independent is a good thing
6. Art cannot be graded… it just IS
7. Sometimes you just have to ask “Can I play?”
8. Walking on the grass barefoot feels soooo good
9. You can create whole new worlds… by just imagining it
10. Hugging, snuggling & laughing are daily requirements
11. Play each day
12. Be willing to say silly jokes and act silly just to hear your loved ones laugh
13. Finger paint with enthusiasm and don’t worry about the mess it makes
14. Love smells like Play dough sometimes… curious, memorable & intangible
15. Refrigerators were really invented to hold children’s art work
16. Hold their hands often… soon they won’t want to
17. Shoes are optional during the summer
18. “I have to go Now!” is a statement… not a warning
19. Run, jump, skip, hop & twirl around
20. Chocolate chip cookies are a cure-all
21. Have tissues ready when reading “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
22. Start each day with kisses and I love you’s

What lessons were most memorable to you?
Have you written these lessons down?

Until next time… Make each day count!

Be Authentic,
Nicole

25 Lessons I Have Learned From Children

June 7, 2009

When I became a mother for the first time I thought I would be the one to impart great wisdom & teach my child fantastic life lessons. Boy was I wrong…. my children were & still are my greatest teachers of MY life lessons.

There have been countless lessons I’ve learned along the way so I have decided to divide the list into specific age categories to capture the purity in THEIR KNOWING.
So….here’s my 2 cents on the life lessons from my children ages 0 to 3.
1. Trust that all your needs WILL be met
2. Being YOU is Enough
3. We are all beings of the Source and from the Source
4. Love is limitless
5. Listen to your body & eat when you’re hungry, sleep when you’re tired & enjoy being held
6. Eat with vigor & stop when your full
7. Love is unconditional
8. Be delighted to just see the one you love… even if it’s only been a few moments ago you saw them
9. Laugh a great big belly laugh every day
10. Cry when you need to
11. Never give up on your goals… you may have to adjust your direction a little, but don’t give up
12. Love generously & forgive easily
13. Explore the outdoors with enthusiasm
14. Explore your world
15. Mother kisses are magical
16. Do a new thing everyday
17. Delight in your own accomplishments
18. An obstacle is just another challenge to overcome & you know you’re going to overcome it!
19. Ask for what you want
20. Keep asking for what you want
21. Ask questions everyday
22. Keep asking questions until you understand
23. Begin each day full of hope & discovery
24. Play, run, hop, jump & bounce
25. End each day with kisses and I love you’s
What have children taught you?
Have you acknowledged the lessons children have taught you?
Until next time… Make each day count!
Be open,
Nicole