Regardless of how you voted in this year’s historically polarized election, I think that we, as parents, share one common goal: to raise kids that grow up to be overall good people. Now, I don’t know about you, but for me that’s a lot of pressure. How can I be responsible for shaping a person’s character? A person who could potentially be a future leader of our country. Sheesh! Have you ever googled How to raise your child to be a good person? I’m not proud of it, but I totally did this over the past week. After skimming a couple of articles, I realized I was not going to find the magical answer to this question on Google. Why? Because, as parents, our definition of “good person” varies.
Instead of following a step-by-step guide, I decided to create my own to-do list. A list of what’s important to me that I hope to teach my kids before they grow up… just a few things I want to instill in hopes of creating my idea of “good people.”