Your children probably teach you things daily like how to get red grape juice out of white carpet, the best way to answer the most awkward questions and how much blood requires a visit to A&E. Of course, they also teach you compassion, patience, anger management and so much more. There are so many things we can learn from our kids. Although they don’t know much about the world, in some ways this is their biggest strength. Here are a few things you’ll learn through parenting:
- No Social Boundaries
Children have the freedom of expression that as parents, we can only wish for. Until they are told ‘never speak to strangers!’ they have no reservations about talking to people they don’t know. After all, a friend is a stranger before a friend! Who knows what you might learn or who you could meet by making small conversation with a stranger.
- No Fear
A great thing about kids is that they take risks without worrying about the consequences. Doing this will make you feel young again! The fears we have are instilled in us by the people we grow up around. Some are legitimate but some can be unnecessary and hinder us from being the best we can be. It’s time to face your fears!
One of the most important lessons we can learn from children is that we need to continue to explore throughout our lives. When you’re a child, any activity such as playing with a train set or a doll house can provide fun for hours on end. So why is it as adults, we can’t watch something on TV without flicking through the channels to find something better? Make an effort to find the beauty in every little thing- view the world from a different perspective. Explore everything around you- going for a walk and admiring your surroundings can make you feel young again.
Just because you’ve turned another year older doesn’t mean you have to act your age all the time. Play is not a waste of time, it’s important in keeping your energy and creativity going. Try not to take life too seriously all the time- have fun and live in the moment.
- Take a Nap
It’s not only children who benefit from naps but adults too. Having a quick nap will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to get on with the day. It’s time to embrace the nap, it’s free and it works!