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Carl LIndgren

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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 24 2011: Hi Carl,
    I have to be honest, Im not a parent, but I was 6 years old once..
    and now that I'm a bit older, i look back, and im glad I was taught certain lessons, and i also wish i had been taught others.

    Lessons learned:

    * There are concequences to every action. good or bad.
    * A strong family is both a great life example and support system.
    * It is never too early to start stimulating the mind. With music, reading, writing and any creative activity.

    Lessons i missed:

    * Children learn about money at home. Teach them to work smarter, and to make money work for them, not the other way around.
    * Money is NOT everything.
    * Think for yourself, educate yourself, and make the best desicions after thinking critically about your options.

    Maybe these carry over into the later years, but 6 years old is just in time to start using the right vocabulary of love, optimisim, generosity, and respect that will characterize the rest of their lives.

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