Parent Tapes for a Spirited Child

Parent Tapes for My Spirited ChildMy Mom calls them “Parent Tapes”. These are the things that we say over and over again to our kids. The things they will remember.

I look forward to the adventures that my spirited son will set out on. But, I want to make sure that he has the right messages in his head when he has to make a decision or encounters a problem.

Below are some of the messages that I hope he remembers. Some of them I got from my Mom and Dad’s parent tapes. Some of them I picked up from other people in my life who inspired me.

  • Be good to people.
  • Take responsibility.
  • Ask questions.
  • Being positive makes the world a better place.
  • Learn everything anyone will teach you.
  • Fail fast. Fail forward.
  • Nothing is free, but working for it can be rewarding.
  • There is real and there is pretend. Either one is fine as long as you know which one it is.
  • You can’t hit a home run if you don’t swing.
  • Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
  • Home really is where you hang your hat.
  • Sometimes you just have to click on it to see what happens. (From my cousin. :-))

What would you say?

What should I add? What messages do you want your kids to remember?

One thought on “Parent Tapes for a Spirited Child

  1. Lets not forget the messages from all the great kids movies…

    “See a need, fill a need” (Robots)
    “Keep moving forward” (Meet The Robinsons)
    “Adventure is out there” (Up)

    Any I’m missing?

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