Being a parent is a hard thing, as you need to teach your children constantly, while learning from your child. Here are six situtions from Redditors, where they shared the stories of how their children dealt with their life lessons.
A Redditor, u/berthejew had commented under a post about parenting stories as, “Taught my now 16 year old to always compliment people who insulted you. We were in a Burlington Coat Factory in Michigan when my mother was shopping for a bathing suit to take to Florida. There were few to choose from, so she was complaining. My kid was 4.
A woman trying on pants and said something rude to my mom who was asking my opinion and my daughter caught on that my mother was agitated. She squeezed out behind me and told the woman, “Your teeth are such a pretty yellow!””
Another Redditor, u/Tsquaredp had shared, “When my daughter was young I was trying to teach her the value of money and decided to start giving her an allowance. She had a few tasks to do around the house and afterwards on the weekends before we would go out, I’d give her 5$. I explained that because she helped out and did her chores, she had earned money to spend on whatever she wanted. She happily accepted and stashed her money in her room, I thought nothing of it. Later that evening before I tucked her in to bed after reading to her, she goes to her money jar, pulls out 2$ and hands it to me, and explains that it’s for being a good daddy.”
LIFE IS NOT FAIR
The next Redditor, u/miseleigh had commented, “I’ve been teaching my kids that life isn’t always fair. The tantrums when one is invited to a birthday party have been too much. It’s been helping, some.
Then I was playing tic tac toe with my youngest. She covered up the column she wanted to use to win. When I told her that cheating isn’t fair and I didn’t want to play if she was going to cheat, she reminded me – “life isn’t fair, momma.”
Another Redditor had commented under the post as, “My kids were begging for a pet. I don’t want to take care of a pet, and I told them that they don’t clean up after themselves without me hassling them, so why would they clean up after a pet without me hassling them. Told them if they could keep there room clean for 6 months without me telling them, they could get a pet.
Youngest child proceeds to clean room, then move clothes and a sleeping bag into the hallway and lock his door so his room can’t get dirty as he sleeps in the hallway.”
DO NOT STAY UP LATE
Redditor, u/Monfo stated, “Not a parent but when I was around 12, my father suspected that I stayed up late playing videogames, even though I didn’t. One night he went into my room and told me that I shouldn’t play my Game Boy Advance past bedtime, because I needed to rest. That’s when I realized I could play my Game Boy Advance past bedtime, and I’ve suffered from insomnia since then.”
The last comment from a deleted account under the same post was like this; “When I was a cub scout, my family and I attended a large fundraising dinner. This included a raffle with many prizes, the best of which was a brand new pool table.
At the time, I had an allowance of 2 dollars a week.
I asked my parents if I could use up my allowance money for the next six weeks and spend 12 dollars on raffle tickets to try winning the pool table.
Everyone wanted that prize, and everyone was adding handfuls of tickets. There were dozens upon dozens stuffed into the jar.
My parents decided that this would be a good lesson about the dangers of gambling. They agreed to let me use my allowance for the next six weeks, but warned that I wouldn’t win the prize and would not be given any more money for quite some time. I’d have to learn the hard way not to pay with cash I didn’t have.
I won the pool table.”
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