Being part of a team. “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth. Teamwork, the sweet taste of victory, and the bitterness of defeat are just a few of valuable lessons children can learn from team sports.
Camping. “The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” – Author Unknown. Every child deserves the chance to experience nature in its purest form. From hiking and roasting marshmallows, to sleeping under the stars – camping is the stuff of cherished childhood memories.
Chores. “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” – Ralph Ransom. A little hard work never hurt anybody. Besides, why should Mom and Dad have all the fun?
Farm life. “Growing up on a dairy farm, you certainly learn discipline and a commitment to purpose.” – Mike Johanns. Every child should witness the hard work and dedication that goes into farm life. Oh, and the smell of cows is a memory they won’t soon forget.
A lemonade stand. “Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.” – Alan Sugar. Encourage your young entrepreneur at every possible opportunity. Greatness surely awaits those with the fortitude to succeed.
Source: Yahoo News