10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Children #RefreshingMoments

10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Children #RefreshingMoments

Children are absolutely incredible. I sincerely adore the time that I get to spend with my two little ones each day. The more time I spend with my children, the more I realize just how wise children are. There are so many things we can learn from our children if we just take the time to listen. In fact, I firmly believe that the world would be a much more refreshing place if we all had more childlike mindsets.

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10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Children

There are so many things we can learn from our kids. We're sharing 10 life lessons we're learning from our children. Parenting can be hard, but there is so much we gain as a mom or dad and caring for our babies.

1. There is happiness in simplicity. I find that my kids don’t need gifts, money, or fancy things to make them happy. Something as simple as throwing rocks in the ditch makes their entire day.

2. There’s no one right way to do things. In fact, I often find that letting my kids discover how to do things on their own leads them to finding more effective ways to get the job done.


3. It’s okay to let your emotions show. Think of how much happier we would all be if we weren’t so quick to hold in our emotions and just pretend that everything is okay.

4. We don’t need worldly possessions to make us happy. My kids are happiest when they are with each other, family members, pets, friends, etc.


5. Mistakes help us grow. Sometimes making messes and mistakes is the only way we can grow stronger.

6. Sometimes you just have to dance. My three-year-old son requests a dance party every morning before we get ready for the day. I find that these dance parties provide a happy and energetic start to our day.

7. Holding grudges does no good. Kids are SO extremely forgiving! I find it interesting how my children often run to me and hug me right after I punish them. They are so humble and love others indefinitely.


8. It’s okay to stand up for what you want. It can be quite easy to get mad at my children when they are throwing tantrums. However, I’ve realized that I want to raise children who will fight for things they find important.

9. The world needs more passionate people. My children are either passionately happy or passionately upset. And that’s totally fine! Passion is a great force that drives people to success.

10. Finding the good in people is easy. Children are genuinely optimistic. Instead of finding things they don’t like about people, they always celebrate the good!

I am all about living a simple life. I try not to bog my life down with unnecessary stresses. I find that I’m happiest when I’m with my children watching them experiment, learn, and grow. Just taking the time to watch, listen, and learn from my children provides numerous refreshing moments in my life. Just take a look.


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What lessons have you learned from your children?


  1. Liz Mays

    We can all use these tips as a refresher course. I really love reading through these!

  2. Jennifer

    When you have kids, you expect to be teaching them life’s lessons, but somehow they end up teaching you. I love the way my kids can see the good in everyone and everything.

  3. Amanda Goodenough

    This is such a great post! We can learn so much from children!

  4. Alicia

    I love these! I often find that life is better when I take time to see life the way my boys do

  5. Dawn McAlexander

    These are so right. I really love the one about not needing worldly possessions to make us happy. The simplest things that exist naturally (like dogs) bring me the most joy.

  6. gingermommyrants

    These are great lessons that our kids teach us. I love to see the world thru their eyes.

  7. Elizabeth Lampman

    My kids have taught me that life is not on my time table. I can plan things but they might not happen that way.

  8. Ann Bacciaglia

    I have learned to be patient. It is so true that there are more then one way to do something.

  9. Claudia Krusch

    This is a great character-builder list. It is amazing what children teach us. They never cease to amaze me!

  10. Amanda West

    Children teach us so much.. I love this simple reminder

  11. Melissa @ Married My Sugar Daddy

    I have learned the value of living in the present, the value of patience and what unconditional love really means from my children- they are by far my greatest teachers.

  12. Kathy

    I love this post. There is so much I have already learned from my girls. It’s like you learn something from them every day!

  13. Seattle Travel Blogger

    This is a very good character-builder list. It is amazing what little kids can teach us.

  14. Reesa Lewandowski

    My children taught me more about life than any book or class has. Everyday I learn something knew from them!

  15. Amy Desrosiers

    Children always help me to learn the best lessons in life. My kids are always teaching me new things.

  16. Robin Rue

    All of these lessons are definitely perfect! Adults take life a little too seriously sometimes and put too much pressure on ourselves.

  17. Jeanette

    I LOVE “There is happiness in simplicity”. I forget this one all the time! I love watching how simple my son makes things! All of these are a great reminder!

  18. Kelly Hutchinson

    I love to see the world through a child’s perspective! They are so open, happy and do see the good in people.

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