The Covid 19 pandemic has taught us many life lessons over a few years. As we adapt to our new reality and begin to prep our children for the future, it’s essential to take the harsh lessons we’ve learned and use them to teach our children the value of appreciating their day-to-day lives. The appreciation can be anything from adjusting perspective on work/life balances, slowing down to appreciate the little things, to taking the time to make sure your loved ones know you care. Even though every family is different, there are many things we can take away from our lives during the pandemic that, once woven together, create a quilt of life lessons that the younger generations can use to learn a life lesson.
Learn to Love the Little Things
Learning to love the little things is excellent advice for anyone, no matter their age. Too often, as adults, we sit back and realize that we spend our entire lives trying to make others happy. It is essential to make sure that we are living for ourselves. Teach your children to slow down. Take them fishing, bird watching, hiking, or even just to the park.
Fortunately, and to this end of appreciating life, many philanthropists like Dr. Ariadna Balaguer are teaming up with different organizations dedicated to the welfare of children and families and creating activities that bring families together. These families spend time together learning something new or working on a project together.
Another glaringly important thing that’s become clear to us during the pandemic is how many people turn to hatred in times of fear and uncertainty. We must teach our children to choose kindness in times like these. Helping those less fortunate than ourselves by donating time, money, or labor goes a long way toward allowing impoverished people to feel cared for and loved. Always remember that someone out there has it worse than you do, so choose your words carefully when speaking with others because you have no idea what they have going on in their private lives.
These are just a few small examples of things we can teach our children that will significantly impact their daily lives. Then, build upon these lessons and branch out, making sure to teach your child everything you think they’re going to need to go out and be a successful adult. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that every life is precious.