One of the things that weighs on me the most about parenting is teaching my son “life lessons”. The things that I’ve learnt – slowly, sometimes painfully – that I want to somehow confer to him without him having to go through the same things I had to.
Others lessons are more simple, things that I think are important but will hopefully transfer through everyday activities rather than deep and meaningful entirely one-sided conversations with a monosyllabic, probably grumpy teenager to-be.
Here are my top ten life lessons, to my son:
- Be kind, always, but with the knowledge of when to walk away. I hope you will learn who is worth your time and care, and who is beyond returning it.
- How to cook – it will do me good to know you can…