Anyone who has a child knows that it is definitely not a one way street when it comes to life lessons. Our children have so much valuable truths, lessons, and experiences to show to us every single day.
Sometimes it is important that we kick back and take stock of all the great lessons we experience. Below are 7 of the most frequent lessons we, as parents can learn from our kids.
Lessons Parents Learn From Kids
Such a big one! Which is why it is at the top. Raising kids can be challenging! There are any number of experiences that help us as parents to become more patient people. To name a few items, trying to teach your toddler to use a fork, potty training, waiting for your teen to come out of the bathroom, and the list goes on.
Our kids make mistakes. We make mistakes. Our partners make mistakes… Having a child helps you realize that mistakes can almost always be forgiven with the right heartfelt apology. We can’t stay upset with them for long, and it helps us to share this quality with others.
Kids are just plain goofy, and spending quality time with them provokes the inner child in all of us to come out and have a good time. Being silly is a great stress reliever after a long day at work, which is one of the any reasons it is so beneficial to play with your kids after a long day.
Adults are not always on the up and up when it comes to trends. Tweens and teens almost always know what’s hot (do they still say “hot”?). Spending time with the younger generation keeps us parental figures at a slight edge with up and coming trends.
5. Time Management
Have you ever tried to get a newborn out of the house? It is not easy! Going through this experience will help sharpen your time management skills for all the years to come. Having kids almost certainly means you are always on the go, and it is critical that the day is carefully choreographed on those heavily packed days.
Playing with your kids will keep your imagination sharp as you develop different scenarios with your children. Who can resist letting their imagination fly during a dress-up session with your youngest daughter, or building a lego castle with your oldest child. Keeping your imagination sharp helps you in practical day-to-day functions as well. It can help you get out of a sticky situation at work, or even just to creatively solve a personal dilemma.
7. Live Life To The Fullest
Being surrounded by such young life encourages us all to truly examine what is important in life. Is it critical to continually check your Facebook status on your phone, or would it really be better to get out there in the playground and chase your son around while you pretend to be dinosaurs?
When we have children we examine what we are doing, and what how we use each bit of our time. Children are a huge motivator to use each minute we have to the best possible outcome.
As you can see, there are many lessons parents learn from kids!