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Carl LIndgren

Managing Editor / Founder, MAP Magazine


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What are the Top 5 things you can teach/share with a 6 year old?

I am interested in what other fathers/mother do with their kids to help them become kind, caring and humble human beings.


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  • Nov 16 2011: Food. Teach your kid to make food. My mother always let me help bake cookies. The smell, the understanding of the oven, everything.

    And when you are done, it taste so delicious and so have the chance to share. Share the food that you've made. It shows that you have skills and want to give and share. Essential for humans since our origin.

    It is three of the four things that we get dopamine from. Event, understanding and food. The last being sex but in the end your kid might be able to make food with someone new they like.

    Oh and one thing. Don't expect to eat the cookies the first time. As everything, life is about failing and understanding our flaws.

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