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What's your legacy you are passing down to your children?

A legacy is anything that has to do with your tradition or values.For me I'm teaching my daughter early on to pray to Jesus,in a honest, sincere way.I'm teaching her that she is a sinner and she needs Jesus everyday to help her be a good person.Sometimes I forget to pray with her or ask her to pray, so it's a serious subject that needs alot of discipline and respect.


Asked by countingsparows at 5:36 PM on May. 9, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I hope the legacy I am teaching them is compassion for all living things. My kids are all very interested in nature and I try to encourage that, and to explain that it's very important that we do not harm other living creatures. I also hope I am teaching them to act mindfully- that our actions have consequences for ourselves and others, so it's a good idea to put thought and consideration into our actions.

    Answer by Freela at 6:44 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I'm teaching mine that it is important to be open-minded. I ask them if they'd like to join me in my practice and sometimes they do, sometimes they dont. And when they ask a direct question, like where to people go when they die, i tell them "well, some ppl think she went to heave and other ppl think she's a spirit, and other ppl think that she'll come back as another person. Lots of different ppl believe different things".
    I'm not only teaching tolerance, i'm teaching acceptance.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:40 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • To think for himself.

    Answer by momandvet at 5:48 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I am teaching my children as outstandinglove is teaching legacy to the with be tolerance and open mindedness.


    Answer by anetrnlov at 5:54 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • I'm teaching tolerance and love and caring of all living things. I am teaching that violence is never the answer and that we all belong to each other.
    I have to ask, though, telling your dd she is a sinner....that sounds so harsh. IDK, I guess because it is such a negative connation to give to a child, I don't really understand it. Well, I understand it from the religious POV, but beyond that I don't.


    Answer by sahmamax2 at 5:57 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Compassion for others. I want them to enjoy their journey without fearing guilt for not doing what others say is right but to follow their heart instead.

    I want to teach them the importance of family but also the importance of standing up for themselves.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 6:02 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Peace, love, acceptance, hope, patience, respect, spirituality, open mindedness, and much more. My ultimate goal is to lead by example for all of those things. I want to make sure she is able to understand equality and unity for all as well. Our family is very very diverse so I am sure she will definitely not have trouble understanding how diverse the world is. :)


    Answer by hannahwill at 6:44 PM on May. 9, 2009