Values For Our Young Ones

As we are expecting our first child, I’m thinking about the values and principles we are going to teach him/her.

I wrote this in Simplenote some weeks back:

Things to teach my kids:

  • Kindness
  • Be Useful
  • Grit

Grit, as explained by Angela Lee Duckworth in her TED talk, is a big factor in students who are more successful.

Success, of course, is relative.

What I want is my child to have the tenacity to grind through life. Have grit. Endure hardships. Grow stronger. Life is not all smooth sailing.

Eventually, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.