Summertime means that most kids are home from school and mums get to spend a lot of time with their kids. This may mean that you have to readjust your schedule to accommodate your kids because they do not want to watch your computer screen for hours to come. How can you stay happy and make them happy as well?
Okay, if I had to pick 5 different things my parents taught me….I’d have to say 1) that change is good 2) to respect your elders 3) to be open minded 4) treat others how you would want to be treated and 5) that God loves me no matter what.
Change is good to me; I welcome it, encourage it, and love experiencing new things in life. I think that because of this though, I can get bored. I’m always looking for something new. Respecting my elders, I think everyone should learn that. They’ve been there, done that, all before we ever did. I think they have earned a certain level of respect and we need to show them that respect. This one took some time for me to learn or embrace, but I do believe it.
One of the most unfortunate truths of reality these days is that the cost of living is significantly higher than previous generations. It does not matter where you live; it simply costs more to buy property. Of course, the fact that salaries have not shifted nearly as much means that there is a great imbalance in the income-to-debt ratio and many young people are choosing to delay many of the larger life decisions that were much easier for their parents.