Posts Tagged parenting values

Make Goodness Your Priority

If you were to ask your child, “What do you think I, as your parent, hold as the most important for you to be: (1) successful, (2) good, (3) happy, or (4) smart,” how do you think he or she would reply?

When I ponder this question about my own daughter, my first answer is that I’d like her to be successful. But I would also want her to be happy, as well as smart. However, I consider myself a successful parent because, above all else, she is a good person. She holds the values that are most important to me: being a person who is kind, considerate of others, and able to differentiate between good and evil.

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