Teaching your childrenMy 3-year-old, blonde-haired princess is great at making up phrases and names. If you have children, then you have also participated in the phonical deciphering that only a parent would understand.
I remember my little doll calling me “Aaawwwaa” for the longest time. At first, I would say “my name is daddy,” but over time I began to endear her calling me “Aaawwwaa.”
We made jokes about my daughter coming up with the name due to my lovely wife was always having to say “Awe Rob” when I would mess up. Which, if you are married, you have also to endure. Then one day she started calling me daddy, and I missed being “Aawwwaa.”
My little dear's latest phrase is “hearin to me daddy,” which is her way of saying listen to me. I have been trying to correct her a lot, to no avail.
Carlo Collodi, the original author of Pinocchio, said it best through the blue fairy: “If you don’t lie and if you think of others first and if you listen to your father, you will one day be a real boy.”
These are great lessons to teach your children.
Another great author, Paul, also had it right when he wrote: “For there are these three things that endure: Faith, Hope and Love.”
Then he went a little further, really narrowing down what is the most important thing to teach your children by saying: “The greatest of these is Love.”
Teach your children to love. Anyone can teach them to speak correctly or add and subtract. Only a parent can teach a child about love.