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27 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Child

You’re your kids' first teacher. Be their best, too.

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2. To express their feelings.

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Your kids ability to say “I love you,” or to calmly express their unhappiness, will be key to their having healthy relationships in the future.


3. The importance of always using sunscreen.

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Skin cancer is no joke, but people who regularly use sunscreen will be more likely to avoid it, not to mention look younger than their years.


10. To accept disappointment and move on.


No parent likes to see their kid suffer a disappointment, but you don’t want yours to lose weeks (or even months) wallowing every time one happens.


18. What it was like when you were a kid.

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Telling stories from your childhood is not only a great way to bond with your kids, but it helps them to understand their place in the world.

20. How to balance a check book.

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Okay, so your kids might not need to literally know how to balance a checkbook, but teaching them how to handle their finances is important.



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