Share Your Struggles to an Extent
If you are having a tough time, let your children know about it. Don’t give them so much information that they will become worried or deal with stress because of it, but involve them enough that they learn that life is not always easy. Your children will grow personally and in empathy when they see that you are human and that you deal with challenges just as they do.
Ask for Their Opinion in Problem Solving
If you have a situation that needs to be figured out, let your child take the lead and offer their insight. For example, if you have brought your child along on errands, discuss with them what order you should complete the errands in and why. By providing your child with the opportunity to solve these common, everyday situations, they will stretch their minds and think about each situation from several aspects.
When deciding on errands, your child will have to take into consideration if there will be anything that needs to be picked up first due to time constraints on store hours, or picked up last due to the fact that it needs to be immediately taken home after its purchase and refrigerated. This may seem simple, but to a young mind it is an opportunity for growth.
There are many ways to teach your children through daily life experiences. Use your creativity to weave lessons into the situations you face each moment. You will be satisfied when you look at your full-grown child who is ready to face the world because of the lessons they have learned from you.