15 Things I Want My Kids To Know Before They’re Adults

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1. Honesty is always the best policy.

2. The first step to something great will likely feel insignificant.

3. Take pride in your work.

4. Handle your money like an adult, not a kid.

5. Learn to cook one meal really, really well.

6. Do your best to only speak about your spouse in kindness.

7. Never stop learning.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” — Henry Ford

8. Figure out your passion.

9. Make time for fun.

10. Treat everyone as you wish to be treated.

11. Do not give anyone permission to walk all over you.

12. Abuse is never okay.

13. Appearances DO matter.

14. Don’t forget me when you leave the nest.

15. Love your siblings.

I’m all over the place, but I try to be honest in all of it. Find my books and musings at crissilangwell.com.

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