A Letter from Dad #MummyMondays

I sat down with Mr. G the other day and asked him what advice he’d put in a letter to Elliott when he is older. This is what he said:

Dear Elliott

There was once a time when I was young and learned many things along the way. It will ultimately be up to you to make your own decisions in life, but when you’re older, I ask that you consider these things.

  • Study harder than I did, it will give you more choices in life. 
  • Resist temptation and don’t fall into peer pressure.
  • Make the most of school. It might seem difficult but life after school is much more difficult, enjoy it while you can. 
  • Remember that Mum & I were young once too. Any advice we give you is because we love you and want what’s best for you.
  • Having a girlfriend in high school is not important.
  • You are a reflection of the people you surround yourself with. Choose your friends wisely.
  • How you act is a reflection on your parents and shows respect. 
  • It takes time to be successful, the grass is not always greener on the other side. 
  • If you conduct yourself and work hard, success will come.

 Don’t ever feel as though you have to figure things out for yourself or fear how we might react, your Mother and I are always here to support you…remember, we were young once too and made our own mistakes. 

Love

Dad

What advice would you give to your children that you learned from your younger years?

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Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. December 15, 2013 / 8:34 pm

    What a special letter for Elliott to have and look back on when he is older. Daddy has given Elliott some wonderful advice x

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:52 am

      Thanks Lauren. Yes, it’s good advice, but if he doesn’t take it, he’ll live and learn just like we all did.

  2. December 15, 2013 / 11:22 pm

    What a gorgeous post and fabulous idea, all those things that never get said…

  3. December 16, 2013 / 3:25 am

    What a beautiful letter! I especially like the last bit where he says you were young and made your own mistakes– so important to let kids know they aren’t supposed to get it all right right away!

  4. December 16, 2013 / 3:37 am

    What a beautifully written letter! I would want my daughters to know that they can always come to Mummy no matter what and they should never be afraid to do so – which is why I sacrifice my career to spend more time with them at home

    • December 20, 2013 / 1:54 am

      Thanks Winnie. I believe it’s so important to let our children know that we are approachable and not some scary person who doesn’t understand. Having an open door policy is so important.

  5. December 16, 2013 / 4:43 am

    Lovely, lets hope he takes your advice!!

  6. December 16, 2013 / 10:47 am

    Awesome wise advice. What ever happens, at the end of the day, always let your kids know you love them, and it is ok to make mistakes, but own them and not lay the blame on some one else 🙂

  7. December 16, 2013 / 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the PAAARTAY! I already see many great ideas!! 🙂 Happy Monday!

  8. December 17, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    A beautiful letter – it may be time for me to write something similar for our daughter – thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. December 18, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Found some awesome new blogs this week Eva and great christmas ideas. I love mummy mondays 🙂