Quote of the Day

Vector illustration of speech bubbles“Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever.” ~Chinese Proverb

If you have young children, in particular, it would be helpful to remember this very useful proverb. It’s very easy to do things for them, particularly if you’re in a rush and it needs to be done quickly. However it is worth taking the time and showing your children how something is done and then encouraging them to do it for themselves. They will gain so much. Firstly they will gain confidence. They will also gain life skills. And of course in time they will develop a sense of responsibility and a work ethic. If you can achieve that with your children then you will have done them a great service. Do everything for them and they will lose and so will you. Children must learn to do things for themselves and they must appreciate that they must make a contribution just like everyone else.

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