I have decided to try out a list post as advised by the comment links to Justin Moffatt's blog and Abraham Piper's post. So here are my top 10 things I want my children to learn over the next 20 years.
- They are loved
- Family is a safe place
- Learning something new is good
- It's possible to make most things at home
- It's OK to be scared, sad or angry
- To listen
- To handle being wrong
- To laugh
- To be generous
- To love other people
I have compiled these with the understanding that the love of God and being one of his children permeates all these, without including an overt 'be in a relationship with God' lesson.