Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn

Turning towards another school year I have taken these rules to school and taught kids. Kids want to know whats expected of them and how life works and with Twittermoms and Nanny McPhee Returns this is a great opportunity to share important lessons.

Nanny McPhee Returns (the movie) and TwitterMoms are joining forces to present you with a fun blogging program! Share Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn, Do you teach your kids not to talk to strangers? Do they know when to say please and thank you and to respect their elders? Did you teach your kids to look both ways before crossing the street?
My list of Five Lessons Every Kid Should Learn
1. Children need to learn that work is fun. In order to becoming happy kids need to find ways of enjoying the work that needs to be done.
2. Following the rules- to get freedom one must follow the rules this way no one gets hurt. Rules give us safety like a railing that protects us from falling off. Even if it’s an invisible rule like why do we stand in line at the movies? If we didn’t there would be pushing, kicking to get first in line. Rules make things easy. Rules are our friends.
3. Key to learning is repetition, repetition, repetition; all habits start out as Conscious thought. There’s always a choice in the beginning and making a good choice vs bad choice.
a. Autonomic-preset, preprogrammed at birth. Breathing, eating, sleeping, thinking, etc…
b. Automatic (habits); this includes words, actions, or thoughts we have performed repetitiously. When they become habits, we continue to do them without giving much thought to them any more, we just do it.
c. Conscious thought; Things that require us to think about a matte first before making a decision, like choosing between a hamburger or pizza for lunch, etc.
4. Do work that it’s very fun - getting the result that is pleasing. Like a clean cloths, clean park, sandwich. All these take work, might not like cleaning but, no one wants to live in dirty cloths, or play at the garbage dump, or eat a gross sandwich. So work gets us things we want.
5. Taking positive criticism - If mom made supper and it didn’t taste right and she asks how’s dinner. It might need some salt or cheese and telling her is going to help her make dinner taste better.

Bonus – Telling self that they did good work. Sometimes no ones there to tell that a good job was done. The feelings are higher-self worth and better self-esteem. It’s nice to hear from others that a good job was done. Eighteen years to get it right great reference.

Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

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