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16 Life Lessons Parents Should Teach Their Kids

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Raising kids is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever have – just ask any parent.

But, it can also be one of the most rewarding. Especially, when you see your children succeeding in life because of something they’ve learned from you. We teach our kids every day, sometimes even without realizing it.

What are some of the practical and philosophical skills you want your kids to take to bed each night?

1. Change a tire.

16 Life Lessons Parents Should Teach Their Kids

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Girls and boys alike should know how to change a tire. You never know when you might find yourself on the side of the road. Even if they never have to use the skill, you will rest assured knowing they know how.

2. Communicate.

16 Life Lessons Parents Should Teach Their Kids

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Communicating with verbal and nonverbal skills seems to be overlooked in today’s society. But teaching kids how to communicate can be the difference in that first job out of school.

3. Clean.

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Clean your room. Clean your room. How many times do you say it each day? Learning how to live in a clean environment and how to be organized is one of the most important lessons in life.

4. Get dirty.

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Yes. I went there. Although it’s important to learn how to clean up after ourselves, it’s also important to know how to get your hands dirty.

5. Follow instructions and lead at the same time.

16 Life Lessons Parents Should Teach Their Kids

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Servant leadership. Team sports can be very useful in guiding children. Play your position to the best of your ability and your team succeeds. Kids can learn how to excel and motivate others from their position.

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