Life lessons and life skills that parents want to teach!

All parents hope to teach their children important life lessons as they grow up, but these days it’s getting harder and harder to do just that. A new survey finds that most parents agree there are certain barriers that get in the way of them imparting all the wisdom they want on their child, with work one of the biggest factors.

The poll finds that working more than 40 hours a week is one of the main things that get in the way of parents being able to teach kids all they want to (33%), followed by being focused on providing necessities (23%) and not being able to spend enough quality time with their kids (22%).  As for the life lessons parents most want to teach their children, “Be respectful,” “be thankful for what you have” and “honesty is the best policy” are the top three selected by moms and dads.

Top Ten Life Lessons Parents Want To Teach Children

  1. Be respectful
  2. Be thankful for what you have
  3. Honesty is the best policy
  4. Never give up
  5. Learn from your mistakes
  6. Don’t be quick to judge people
  7. Admit mistakes
  8. Take care of your physical health
  9. Listen before you speak
  10. Spend time with the people you love 

Most parents also hope to provide their kids with some basic life skills before they grow up and go off on their own. The top skill parents want to teach kids is basic cooking, followed by good hygiene and how to drive a car.

Top Ten Life Skills Parents Want To Teach Children

  1. Basic cooking
  2. Good hygiene practices
  3. Drive a car
  4. Do laundry
  5. Money management
  6. Be aware of your surroundings
  7. Basic housekeeping skills
  8. Time management
  9. Reading and comprehension
  10. Make healthy food choices 

Source: SWNS Digital

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