Words from a Father

Husband of One, Father of Four

Tag: teach

480. Quotes: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on Loving Versus Working

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

348. Train Good Habits

Obedience is doing what you’re told to do as soon as you are told to do it, with a happy heart.

Counting to three, or any other number, trains your child to disobey for as long as they can. By definition, this is not obedience. This is also not good parenting. Train your children to obey immediately and they will grow up obeying, many times out of simple habit. But train them to disobey as much as possible and they certainly will — many times out of simple habit.

203. Please

Please is a magic word not because it makes things happen, but because it goes with everything.

196. Teach Courage

If you teach your kids how cool and fun you think thunder and lightning are, they won’t fear it.

170. Teach to Learn

Teach others when learning something. Verbalizing to someone else increases your understanding and clarifies your thought process.

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