14562 days ago
Without a doubt one of the greatest pleasures in life is to raise your own child.
To those who are not a parent, it is indescribable the joy you can receive. The bond is greater than any bond I’ve ever known; when I look at them I get passionate about doing everything I can to help them. There is no burden I wouldn’t bear to protect them.
As a father, I have embraced my responsibility to teach them, take care of them, and guide them. I am raising my kids with intention. As I write this, my wife is at a homeschool class receiving new ideas on how to improve our 3 children’s life experience when it comes to their education.
The core principles that we are teaching our children is to love our creator, love people, and treat others as we ourselves want to be treated. Consistency is important to my wife and I, and the love of all people has taught us in our own lives to not hold alliances with any man made organizations, especially any government, governments steal and kill.
One of the best ways to teach our children is by the life we live. The life we live with them will by far have the biggest impact on what kind of people they will be. If you want your life to have love in it, then love. If you want your children to be kind, then be kind.
Here is the important one, if you want your kids to make time for you when they are adults, then make time for them when they are children.
I know a lot of people with adult children who are very distant from their parents, and a common denominator is that the parents just weren’t that great, never around, no attempt to have anything in common, and just kind of allowed their kids to go on auto pilot.
Others did invest the time, however their children are still distant from them because they conditioned their child to follow the path of conventional wisdom. Their kids left for college, got a good job, and live in a far off place only to see their family on major Holidays.
Then you look at some of America’s wealthiest families, together, close, in the family business together like the Trump’s or Romney’s. What I noticed was that each of these families have core beliefs that they lived out with their children; for Trump it was business, for Romney it was their Mormon faith.
Their core values separated them from others, they became a family, brought together by shared values, not just DNA. In each case, the business became the family business, not just dad or mom’s job. When you listen to the children, they talk about traveling together, working together, and having very special relationships with their parents.
If you want to grow close to your children, then be close. Talk to them and share with them about your life, the work you do and the life you live everyday. Even as a 4 year old, my son understands that dad makes money from writing, he teaches people how to make money. It melted my heart the other day when he said, “we’re writers, we’re writers dad.” I was happy to reply, “yes we are.”
There is nothing wrong with teaching your children the family business. In fact, it should be encouraged since it is a skill that they can learn from the best possible teacher, you. Government education and guidelines have destroyed family ties; always remember, you choose your destiny.
Raise your child with passion, don’t allow any outside forces to dictate the terms of your life, relationships, or family traditions.