10 Things My Parents Taught Me That I'm Teaching My Daughter

by - May 20, 2019

I keep seeing a quote graphic on Facebook about how it's impossible to raise our kids the way our parents raised us because that world no longer exists. I sent it to my mom and asked her thoughts. As a teacher, she's had to evolve and change with the world, so I figured she has pretty good grip on reality and where we are as a society. Here's what she had to say: "It's true the world has changed, but morals and values should still be upheld." Hear, hear. So here are ten things I learned from my parents that I'm teaching my daughter, regardless of how much the world has changed.

Be kind. Neither rudeness nor meanness ever solved anything. You never know what someone else is going through in their life. If you can't be kind, don't say or do anything.

With that being said, always stand up for yourself. Don't be a doormat. And if you realize you are, put a stop to it.

Hold the door. It's just common courtesy.

Respect those working in the service industry. Example: Don't talk on your phone while you're ordering food in a restaurant or checking out at a store.

Be able to stand on your own two feet.

Say no. To bad situations, relationships, food, whatever.

Be present. Pull your head out of your phone (or in my case back then a book).

There is a time to be still and quiet. You won't always have something or someone to keep you entertained.

Spend wisely. Money doesn't grow on trees.

Tell the truth, even when it hurts.

Mamas (and dads), I'm curious to know what you think. Do you believe you've had to completely bypass the way your parents raised you to raise your child(ren)? Is there anything else you'd add to this list?

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    Clearly your mother did an outstanding job of raising you, and you are paying it forward to your little girl. The 10 things you are passing along to her are all important. The world has indeed changed, but we can help steer it back in the right direction if we all follow these common sense principles. Alexis has a great role model in you. I know these ten simple rules will help guide her to a successful life.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Ashton!