Important Life Lessons Your Parents Should Have Taught You

Hello readers! This posts reminds us that the little things in life that may drive us crazy or that we may wonder why this is happening aren’t all that specific to you. Our parents know best. They were right when they said everything happens for a reason, to feed our piggy bank first and to treat others the way you want to be treated. Enjoy the post below, its a good reminder that we are all human 🙂


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Here we go… another important life lesson!  (image)

You did listen to your parents, didn’t you? You didn’t just roll your eyes in frustration when they tried to teach you a valuable lesson, did you? Okay, as children, (and we mean young children) there were probably times when our parent’s life lessons weren’t worth a dime (not then, anyway). And some of them probably didn’t make much sense anyway…

“If the wind changes, your face will stick like that” – what, really? This was probably when you were rolling your eyes at a lesson that actually meant something.

“It’s not the end of the world” – no, it isn’t, but as a child, when you’re being bullied, or your best friend falls out with you, it feels like it is. Didn’t our parents ever experience childhood themselves, or were they just born at the age of 40?!

Still, despite the nonsense spouted by our parents, there should have been some genuinely important life lessons coming out of their mouths as well. These are the lessons that should have mattered to us as kids (despite our rolling eyes) but are particularly relevant to us as adults. How many of the following do you remember your parents telling you, and how many have you lived your life by?

  • Nobody’s perfect. Unless you had parents who expected perfection from you (there are a few who do), this is one lesson that rings true no matter how old we are. It’s okay to fail once in a while; it’s okay to make mistakes; it doesn’t matter if we have a pimple on the end of our nose; nobody is perfect. So admit to your imperfections, learn from the mistakes you make, don’t compare yourselves unfavourably to others, and chill out knowing that you are only human after all.
  • Don’t spend all your money at once. Those halcyon days when we received pocket money for doing very little. Clutching it in our tiny hands. Wondering what we could do with it if we saved up. And then forsaking the future in favour of spending it all at the sweet shop! And how true is that of us as adults. Getting ourselves into debt because we can’t resist the urge to spend. Like helpful parents, companies such as Freedom Debt Relief are there to get us out of trouble, but perhaps it’s time we started budgeting our money to improve our future prospects.
  • Treat others how you want to be treated. That teacher at school you told to get off your back. The girl next door you threw mud at because she looked at you funny one time. Swearing under your breath at your mum when she told you to eat your veggies. You were rude (maybe), and your parents tried to instil a lesson on respect to you. And it was an important lesson too, because it does matter what people think of you, some of the time anyway. You are never going to get that promotion if you disrespect your boss or work colleagues. You are never going to land a boyfriend/girlfriend if you criticise your dates. And you are never going to make friends with anybody if you gossip about people all the time. Act your age, not your shoe size! (another helpful life lesson).

Wise words indeed. Are you living your life by them? Let us know what you think, and let us know too what lessons your parents taught you, be they good or just downright crazy! Thanks for reading.


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