Things I Want My Kids to Know

Hey. This list is mostly so I don’t lose it, but it might be helpful for you as well. It’ll be updated as time goes on too. 

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Always give mom a hug and a kiss when she gets home
Always say thank you, even if it’s expected
Hold the door open for everyone
Start and end your day in prayer
Always say thank you for a gift, even if you don’t like it
Make sure you get an oil change every 3,000 miles
When you’re hanging out with friends, put your phone away
Look people in the eyes when they talk to you
Look both ways when you cross the street
Jesus loves you more than mom and dad
Mom and dad love you more than anyone else
All of your money and stuff belongs to the Lord. He’s just letting you use it
It’s okay to be mad at God
It’s okay to be mad at mom and dad
It’s okay to show your emotions
Control your emotions, don’t let your emotions control you
Always sit in the front of class
If you’re on time, you’re late
Hold your friends to a higher standard
Be quick to forgive and slow to forget
If someone is sitting by themselves at lunch, go sit with them
It’s okay to ask questions if you don’t understand
Your tithe check is the most important check you write
Always round your tithe check up
Always bring a pen/pencil to class
Save more than you spend
Don’t sit next to the wall when you play dodgeball or you’ll get a double bonk
Always watch your surroundings
Trust your gut
Always do the right thing, even if no is watching
If someone lets you borrow their car, give it back with a full tank of gas
Be kind to everyone
You’re not gay
Your siblings are your best friends
Respect those in authority even if you disagree with them
It’s okay to be wrong
God has a plan for your life
If someone criticizes your work, they aren’t criticizing you as a person
Mom is always right
Mom and dad will always love each other
You can always talk to mom and dad
Value experiences more than things
Be generous with your time and money
You can’t outgive God
Give to those who can’t give anything to you
Say yes when you can and no when you have to
Try new things
Be a better person tomorrow than you were today
Check your blind spot
Let people in when they want to merge
Protect girls
Stand up for people being picked on
Don’t be afraid to fail
Always have a hobby
It’s okay to cry
It’s okay to make mistakes
God has written the name of your spouse on your heart
Nothing is as bad as it seems and nothing is as good as it seems
God is always faithful, even when you’re frustrated

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