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What do you think are the most important things for a kid to experience?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Aug. 7, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (10)
  • unconditional love and their own inner strength

    Answer by ria7 at 11:04 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Can you elaborate on this question? If you mean from their parents then yes unconditional love and caring parents, if you mean from the outside eorld then being able to stand on his/her own 2 feet and having the confidence and courage to do what they want to do.

    Answer by BooBear666 at 11:07 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • First - unconditional love
    Second - disappointment

    Answer by Dyndudes at 11:16 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • love, tolerance, diversity, let downs, triumphs, understanding, moral values (not necessarily religious values, if you dont believe you can still have values) trust and loyalty. Among a million other things.

    Answer by Goldie_And_Luke at 11:55 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • unconditional love and the freedom to be who they are

    Answer by jessradtke at 11:58 AM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • love, happiness, fun, creativity, interacting with others

    Answer by mommylovesu28 at 12:41 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Love, happiness, being told NO/disappointment, helping others that are worse off than they are, team work. Being friends with people that are of different religions, races, etc. Respect, trust and the freedom to be themselves, the freedom to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes. Learning that ALL choices have consequences. That is is ok to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. That being perfect is not realistic.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:59 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • For MY children:

    Love-of course

    cultural and Religious diversity-The more you know about people the easier it is to see the similarities and not focus only the differences.

    Disappointment- I can not and will not always be there to soften it's blow. They must learn to deal with it in the best way possible. This is a lesson we all had to learn and some of us even as adults are still perfecting.

    Mercy and Forgiveness- You have to receive this to know how to give it.

    Consequences- Everything you do has a one, good or bad and it affects everyone around you.


    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:26 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • a mother and a father in a loving home environment
    time at home with mom while they are in preschool years
    parents who love enough to discipline them
    definitely consequences
    definitely disappointments
    definitely to just at least the BEST at something.

    Answer by momofsaee at 2:18 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Basically, the things that they will experience in adult life...being children does not give them privilege to be happier or more sheltered.

    -Losing gracefully
    -How to overcome very large obstacles
    -How to have fun by oneself
    -Problem solving
    -The benefits of hard work
    -The joy in giving
    -How to be a good friend
    -How to appreciate diversity
    -To turn the other cheek
    -That when one door closes, another door opens.

    Answer by Mousuke at 2:33 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

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