May 14, 2010, Newsletter Issue #284: Teach your Child Something you Know

Tip of the Week

Every man at one time or another thinks about his legacy. When my time is up on this earth what will I leave behind in my memory? There is this quote that sums up my point.
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." – Author Unknown
Our memory lives on in our children. Soothing don’t you think? As our children’s father becoming their first mentor just happens. You can either be a good mentor, a so-so mentor, or the only mentor your child will ever need. I hope you chose the latter. If you’re going to be a mentor the first step is to teach your child something you know. This can be anything. Maybe you can cook great lasagna, build birdhouses, fly a kite, or hit a baseball? You must know something.
Pick something you’re really good at and teach your child how to do it. It’s a great bonding experience and will prepare you for the next tip.

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