Hello My Little Genies,
So........ we are all fortunate somehow, even when we are going through difficult phases. Someone is usually looking out for us, or has our best interests at heart at some point in our lives.
What was the best advice you were given ? Or what did your parents teach you that stuck with you and served you well later on in life?
1.) My parents raised me against soda and junk food. It's the best thing that could've ever happened to me as a child. I battle my fat ass ( there are large people in my family), but nothing compared to what others are going through out there because their parents helped them cope with stress through junk food and didn't encourage exercise.
In my opinion setting children up to lead unhealthy lives as obese adults who will have to battle food addictions is a form of silent abuse. With that comes low self esteem, and more health problems which is a deadly combination.
I mean, if your parents constantly ridicule you or tell you that you're no good, you can turn around and say that your parents psychologically abused you and that's why you don't believe in yourself. And people would sympathize with you. What you can't do is say that your mom abused you because she fed you chocolate cake everytime you were sad and watched tv with you instead of encouraging you to sweat it out. People would think you're certifiable and proceed to wish they had a mother who brought them food.
2.) My parents made me work out extra hard. They enrolled me in martial arts, and even though it wasn't my favorite, we were always working out whether it was boot camp training, martial arts, running, or doing outdoor activities.
I started at a young age (five), so even though I may get lazy there is still that muscle memory to remind me that I can push a lot harder and make it.
3.) My dad taught me the importance of being frugal and paying my bills on time. I see a lot of adults who don't even know what a credit report is, and I can't imagine not knowing the financial basics. Many people actually grow up and have no clue and their credit is thrashed before they even know what it is, and that is sad.
Okay, so I've told you mine which are basic, but important nonetheless. Time for you to SPILL................................