Kids grow up and hear from adults: "This should be done so, that - that way. We know better, we have more experience. If you grow up, you will decide for yourself." The child thinks that the parents live in a special world, and therefore strives to get there as soon as possible. Unfortunately, adult life is not always happy. So, maybe we should learn something from our children?
If we want, children can teach us:
- Politeness and gallant treatment. As often happens, we just live our lives, ask others to do something, and remember about “thank you” with “please” only sometimes. But when your baby is growing up, you suddenly begin to understand that you are an example to someone. And in order to teach the child the basics of communication, the family suddenly "remembers" all these "magic" words. After a short time, their use is transferred outside of the same apartment. It becomes natural for parents to always add “please” to a request, and at the time of an accidental collision with a colleague, do not mumble something under your breath, but say clearly and distinctly: “Sorry, I didn’t want to!”.
- The ability to enjoy this moment. Yes, not the fact that tomorrow the salary will be transferred on time. Or that will not fail health. Perhaps the other day threatens to cut. But how fun it is to clap soap bubbles in the evening in the bathroom, create a small storm in the cup, eat Grandma's jam with a spoon, arrange a "fashion show" for loved ones and a lot of things except ...
- Look at yourself. It is not always pleasant. It’s one thing to threaten a child: “I’ll spank you if you don’t clean the room” and it’s completely different when your daughter says the same words to the doll during the game. An occasion to ponder, isn't it? For example, my daughter and I constantly repeat the rules of behavior on the street. Then one day we found a heavy downpour in a children's park. Hiding in the tree crown, we rushed to the bus. Arriving at the bus stop, they caught the rain "wall". Without an umbrella, with two children, I ran to the crosswalk. It was green, but the last seconds on the scoreboard. Having started the movement, I looked around and mentally asked the machines to wait. Everyone missed, winking headlights. But the last meters we reached the red color for pedestrians. My daughter was 3.5 years old and she indignantly recalled me for several months: “Do you remember, you went red? You did say that it was impolite people!” All my arguments were difficult for her to understand. The world suddenly "turned over" for her: I violated the rules that I asked her to abide by. Perhaps it was worth staying at the stop a little longer and waiting for the next switch ...
- Become strong at the moment when we consider ourselves the weakest. One day, my husband went on a business trip, and my daughter, in her 3.5 years, needed urgent hospitalization. They refused to take me to the ward with a one-year-old child in her arms. They said bluntly: "You are risking his health very much. And what can you do here when he takes almost all of your attention?" The only plus is that the daughter was “sadikovsky”, she knew how to behave in the team. I got up at 05.30 and cooked at all. I managed to sit at the computer (I work remotely). Son drove the nurse at 7 am (along with the prepared food) and went to his daughter. About 8 appeared there, and all procedures we steadfastly passed together. At lunch, when she was sleeping, I worked at a laptop. In the evening, at about 8, I said goodbye to her and asked the nurse to look after my baby. She took in 9 sons, fed and lauded in her arms. Then, up to 2 nights, I worked at a computer ... I couldn’t work; I had to pay for the nurse, because the whole stash had gone from the house for medicines. In this rhythm lasted a week. We were discharged just in time for the arrival of my husband ... Then I learned that many of my friends got into a difficult situation one way or another. And if they stood it with dignity, they became much stronger and began to appreciate what they have.
- Love This is the most important thing they teach us.
Everyone has their own life, is not it? But there is something in common: only those who want to learn can do it. And what did the children bring into your life?
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