Life lessons for your children in 140 characters


We teach them to always brush their teeth, to eat their veggies, to wash their hands when they go to the toilet.

But what about the important lessons; the life lessons that we as parents will send them off into the big wide world with?

What do you want to ensure your children learn from you?

I asked this question of Twitter – In 140 characters, what one life lesson would you like your children to learn from you? – and got these fabulous responses.

What would you add?

@vegemitevix
Persevere. When you get to the end of rope. Make a knot and hang on. x

@Erica
Don’t worry, be happy. Most things aren’t worth the worry.

@ladysavage80
Never do something just to impress someone else, always try to do things for yourself (whether its tattoos or school subjects!)

@mumrablog
To be brave
Mr Mumra
Be cool, it separates you from everyone else.

@SnoozeShade
To love themselves and be confident when faced with difficult times or people

@MorverenStIves
1. That this MAY be all there is, so cherish it + live it to the full; 2. Same as yours!

@mustntgrumble
The only person in life you can truly rely on is yourself. Be true to that person & you will have as good a life as is possible.

@MuddynoSugar
Respect yourself, and love life.

@LizJarvisUK
Live life to the full and never be afraid to be who you are

@cosmicgirlie
Treat others as you want to be treated. Never be afraid to love; it’s the strongest thing out there.

@mummytips
Patience and Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto Yo, and how to cook bacon…

@MommyMoments
To have good manners. Please/Thank You/May I. Manners and being polite can take you a long way in life & help you make friends.

@EnglishMum
To be yourself. And to know that if someone is spiteful, it reflects badly on them and is nothing to do with you.

@ificouldescape
It’s okay to make mistakes. Smart people make them all the time. And, learn from them.

@KerrysAvon
To be yourself and honest to yourself and to others and never be afraid of who you are to treat others how you want to be treated
Kerry’s other half
Always be yourself no matter what people think of you, and to stand up for what you believe in@rubyandginger
being nice costs nothing

@nickie72
Choose your words carefully

@ngowers
To always be honest. x

@utterlyscrummy
Lesson for my girls would be: Don’t let your critics beat you down, use it as fuel for your creative fire and future success

@spudballoo
each of us is responsible for our own happiness. Life WILL throw crap at you. You can tackle it or let it sink you. Your choice x

@RosieScribble
Size doesn’t matter, it’s what is one the inside that counts. We are all unique and special and loveable.

@atmccollam
That she can do and be whatever and whoever she wants.

@seasparkle_x
You can make anything happen if you want it enough, don’t except the no’s, where there is a will there is a way!

@Melaina25
Treat everyone as you wish to be treated.

@becaboop
To see beauty in everything and to be creative in every aspect of life

@snafflesmummy
to love and respect themselves and not rely on other people for it.

@BumblingTweets
Care. About yourself, about others. And never stop moving forward, growing, developing. Don’t let anyone hold you back.

@lucyhandprints
Not everyone u meet will be nice so you have to learn how to deal with them and do pelvic floor exercises from ur teens

@Kahanka
I would love my child to learn Czech and everything that comes with it 😉

@Pure_Lanzarote
Treat others how you would like to be treated yourself, manners don’t cost anything & get u far-u r never better than anyone else

@JUSTJUGGLING
Never save anything for best. Wear your best clothes n jewellery. Light your scented candles daily life too short to save 4 best

@frugalfamily
What about ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail’

@InsomniacMummy
I’d like to be able to teach my children never to let other people’s prejudices or actions be a measure of their own self worth.

@violetposy
That you can’t change someone, if they are self destructive leave.

@Childcareisfun_
To love yourself & always be yourself & to not let anyone change you or try to be somebody else. Individuality is beautiful.

@Mels_World
Do the right thing even if it’s the hard thing”…we tell them that all the time & we live by that too. Great Question!

@chrishainey
Don’t think that you know nothing. Knowing this is the most important lesson ever

@mirrormirrorxx
Have always said, if she can cook, loves books and speaks French she is guaranteed a lovely life. Am working on it all…

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