Kids advice to parents
February 3, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We spend our days thinking what else can we offer our children. They are who we love so we strive to give them the very best. At times, however, its good to take a step back and observe, listen and pay attention to what they need and ask for, even if they do through feelings, gestures and affection instead of words. Today, we´d like to suggest you be the child, in the sense of paying attention and discovering the advice kids give adults so they are better parents.

In this article, published here at The Toy Blog, we talked about how kids know what many adults have forgotten: live in the present, have more self-esteem, be brave and enjoy life to its fullest. There is no doubt, there are many important things we can learn from them. Among others, keep thinking your dreams can come true and let go of our fears and prejudices.

Today we´ve compiled testimonies that children all around the world agree on. When we read them, we were surprised how simple and beautiful their petitions were. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.


Advice to parents

  • Tell me stories and read books out loud. And not be in a rush to finish nor get up to leave as soon as I shut my eyes
  • Hug and kiss me and make me feel special
  • Spend quality time with me alone
  • Turn off their cell phones or at least not answer them while we play
  • Plan fun activities together
  • Play with me in no hurry
  • Let me deicde what I want to play with and when
  • Give me tasks and responsibilities
  • Listen to me
  • Don´t label me
  • Protect me enough to feel I can indeed try something new
  • Don´t get mad at me if I break or spill something by accident
  • Behave in the same way you ask me to
  • Encourage me to do what I like best

We are certain your children could add to this list and it wouldn’t be a bad idea after all. To sit down with them and ask them what they want and expect from you. Not only will it make them feel important but also you might learn a thing or two. You´ll also be teaching them important values such as acceptance and humility. And you´ll also be improving your communication.

The next time you think they need is another videogame or those running shoes they saw last week, read the list above again and don´t forget to listen, observe and learn.

What advice do you think your kids would give you? Are there any that you have more trouble with? Please send us your comments so we can share them with our readers.

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