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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.

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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.

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10. To accept disappointment and move on.

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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.

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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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