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Friday, 19 February 2016

5 things I want my kids to know when they grow up

This weeks Five on Friday is 5 things I want my kids to know when they grow up:

1) It's OK to be different.
I want them to know that there is nothing more enriching and satisfying in life than being yourself. Being the true 'you'. It's easy in today's society to mimic other people - what their interests are, how they dress, what music they listen to, what food they eat etc, because it's everywhere we look - in magazines, social media, the TV. it's so easy to be influenced. I want my kids to be so comfortable in their own skin that they can be unequivocally them. Listen to the music that makes their soul sing,(even if it is 50 years old), wear the clothes that make them smile (even if it doesn't match), cut their hair that way, do this hobby or that hobby, even if nobody else is doing it, but because it's what they WANT to do. Different is interesting. Different is GOOD!

2) You will never stop learning.
I want my kids to know that they will never be too old/too smart/too long in the tooth to stop learning. Whether that's life lessons or knowledge. I want them to have an almost unquenchable thirst for educating themselves. They can do this through books if they're a book worm, or through life experience. Whether you're 6 or 60, the world holds answers to any question you can imagine.

3) Embrace your wanderlust and RUN WITH IT!
I want my kids to know that when they get that feeling of wanderlust stirring in the pit of their stomach and their toes start to tingle, that they should go and explore and make memories. Want to go explore the woods? Go. Want to dip your toes in the sea? Do it. Want to hike in Norway? Get your boots. Because life is too short to not do it. Years can pass in the blink of an eye, so don't let them go without memories.

4) Everyone makes mistakes.
I want my kids to know that it's OK if things don't go how you thought they might. It's not failing - it's learning from your experiences. Stay humble and appreciative of your opportunities and the next one will be even better than the last.

5) Do what makes you HAPPY!
Life is far too short to put up with anything that is not lighting the fire in your tummy. Find a way to do what makes you truly happy every day and you will have the best experiences. Put your own happiness first and take care of yourself. Eat good food, practice yoga, take care of your body AND your mind. Be mindful of the here and now. Be grateful and thankful.

Love, Mumma-Wolf x



  1. Five wonderful things for your children to know and five wonderful things for us all to know and live by! I hope that you children know all these and much more. Thank you so much for joining in the anniversary of Five On Friday, I really do appreciate it so much! Have a good weekend! xx

  2. aww this was lovely to read : ) especially the never stop learning, I am constantly learning just by being a book worm I know all sorts of useless facts that come in useful only in quizzes haha. xx

  3. Yep mamma Wolf. Great 5 that I would live and hope mine are learning too...

  4. Good advice. I have plenty of friends who should read this as well!

  5. Similar to what I told my two :) It goes for adults too :)

  6. That list should be part of the national curriculum.

  7. I second that. I think that confidence is one of the most important things you can give your children. x

  8. I agree with every one of these!!!

  9. I LOVE this post! Totally agree with all five points :)


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