Embracing a Healthy Family: Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn

Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn

Every parent knows that we are the role models for our children and we really should be. It's our duty to teach them how to be good, sound citizens of this world in order for them to grow up and be successful adults. When TwitterMoms and Nanny McPhee Returns offered us bloggers this fun contest, I jumped as I always do! Who doesn't want to win a $50 Fandango gift card anyway? You can see below at the bottom of this post on how you can join in on the fun!

There are basic lessons I teach my children:
  1. Manners - it's imperative my children have manners as I have witnessed far too many rude children and it's a direct reflection on the parents in my opinion. Manners is first and foremost.
  2. Kindness is another trait that children should learn and granted, it kind of goes hand in hand with manners but kindness can take many forms. Reading the Bible and going to church also helps to instill goodness and charity.
  3. Cleanliness is really next to Godliness! A clean child will have far better success overall relative to his/her social circle and health. Every child needs to learn good hygiene habits.
  4. Paying it forward is also a huge lesson I try to instill in my children all the time. My middle one is currently up for a Pepsi Grant for her Angels4Epilepsy project where she wants to help other children with epilepsy. We are always donating things to charity and volunteering our time for good causes.
  5. Not the last in lesson's of life but another lesson is responsibility. This can take many forms whether it's financial or for their own behavior. Teaching responsibility for actings is utmost to success as a child that goes well into adulthood.
What are your lessons? Care to share or want to join in? Just click below and find out more!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Nanny McPhee Returns blogging program, making me eligible to get a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

About Nanny McPhee Returns (In Theaters August 20, 2010):
In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.

In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green’s children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave.

Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

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