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I aspire to inspire your mind, body, & soul through my blog, Facebook Fan pages, and events. In my spare time, I am an aspiring herbalist, write poetry, short stories, and sometimes songs. My life's purpose is to share knowledge and uplift individuals to heights once thought of as unreachable.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

11 Rules for our Children to Learn

One of my favorite proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child." I love this proverb because I have been raising children since I was a child myself and I would not have been able to do it had it not been for my parents, grandparents, friends of the family, friends, neighbors, and the list goes on. Let's face it, it is a good thing when your child goes out to play and the neighbor sees him/her doing something that shouldn't be done. It is even better when the neighbor takes care of the issue before you find out. But, all in all, that is one aspect of this proverb. In recent times, parents like myself, have been getting help from other sources; social networks and blogs, just to name two. The information that is available on TV and the internet is so valuable. I have learned a lot. Remember when time-out was the thing in the 90s. Well, I used that and I heard about it on TV - it worked.

Below are 11 rules for our children to learn because they will not be taught this in the classroom. Before I give it to you, I must let you know that this was copied from a website. I lost the original link that I saw, however when looking for the article it has come to my attention that this was not the original words of Bill Gates but from a book titled: “Dumbing Down our Kids” by educator Charles Sykes. I have not read the book and I have not verified the wording, however I do agree with it for the most part as it is and that is how I am going to give it to you. As usual enjoy. Leave comments and spread the word. I love feedback.

Rule 1: Life is not fair-get used to it.

Rule 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make 40 Thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone, until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping-they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents’ generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers but life has not. In some schools they hav


e abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. You have to do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one

This posting is a part of a series about Community-children/family.
Till Next Time......

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