The lessons your child is teaching you.
It’s funny how, everytime I get the opportunity to spend more time with my kids, I learn something new.
We always think we need to teach children everything about life, so that they will be one day adjusted to live in this society. But we forget to learn from them too.
Kids have lots to teach adults. If we were a bit more like children sometimes our life would be a little different, in a positive way.
This is what my husband and I learned from Nicolo’ and Gabriele over the past few days…
ENJOY THE PRESENT MOMENT
This is only one example among millions of their ability to focus on the present. The future is a discovery; they don’t have to plan for it.
I am a control freak. I need to plan my day since the night before. Even on weekends. I really need to learn from Nicolo’!
Kids are like that. When they are happy they jump, laugh, dance everywhere. When they are sad, well… if you don’t like to hear crying, you’d better not be around!
But that’s great! They express themselves. Truly and deeply.
If one day in class you see me doing strange things, you know where I learned it from!
BE TOTALLY HONEST
Nicolo’: “Lele, I’m eating chocolate!!”
What a bad mother I am to tell my son to hide something from his brother! And Nicolo’s honesty immediately told me this.
(Sorry, I know, many examples around food… but believe me, my kids LOVE eating!)
How many times adults ask this question now? Very rarely.
Kids are amazing in their ability to be continuously curious to find out more, to learn, to experiment, to explore and discover.
We adults, instead, are most of them time too concentrated on our own things, that we lose the ability to pay attention to the beauty this world is continuously offering us.
Please share your learning with us… I’d love to grow thanks to children wisdom…
Much love to you, as always,