19 November, 2019

5 Best Qualities to learn from Children

I am a mom of 2 boys. I have learned a lot by parenting these 2 kids and observing them over the last few years. Since Children haven't experienced this world like us yet, they are open-minded, curious, ready to learn new things, have more courage to take risks than adults. 




We mature as we grow, but we also forfeit some good qualities in the process of growing. Here are a few Qualities that I feel we, adults should learn from our children.

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Curiosity :


Kids have a lot of questions as they are trying to learn new things day by day. They are curious, ready to explore new places, talk to new people and try new things. As we grow, we may be social , but do we really explore new places, talk to people from our heart and make new friends as easily as them? I am not sure.

When it comes to trying new things, we definitely will be far behind, right? We might have tried new tastes/ new adventures when we were kids than now. We should really learn to be more curious about things around and shouldn't stop learning.

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Patience :


I am not talking about toddlers who lose patience very quickly and whose attention span is less. But, when they cross that stage, they improve their patience when they do crafts or play with building blocks. They involve themselves completely in the activity and try multiple times even after failing.

Iam not sure if all kids are like this, but my sons play with building blocks and legos for hours and hours to build something complex even after multiple failures. 

We, adults have pre-conceived notions before we start something, 
like -
 Dance doesn't suit my body
 or
 I am not creative enough, etc., 

These notions make us lose our patience when we hit a small failure. May be it's time for us to learn having patience and try again.


Loving Unconditionally :


In childhood, we also loved our parents unconditionally and trusted our friends blindly and supported family and friends without expecting anything in return. 

But, as we grew up, we saw that people change, friends become foes, people become close for some needs and leave when they get what they want. After all these, it becomes tough for us to love unconditionally like in childhood.

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Loving our family without any expectations is the important factor for our happy life which we can always learn from our children. 


Excitement and Fun :


Kids get excited for every small win, they enjoy their little successes, right? They feel happy for just painting something new or creating some good craft or eating their favorite dessert!

As we grow, we stop enjoying these little things as we get busy with our work, managing home and other tasks. But, without excitement and fun, life becomes routine and boring.


Trying New things :


As children grow, they learn a lot of new things and try new hobbies if they are introduced to them. They are not afraid of failing and will put their efforts sincerely. 

I think, while growing, we slowly lose this good quality of trying new things. That's why many people believe it's easy to learn arts or martial skills early. 

But, it's not true. Acquiring a new skill is not impossible at any age if we are passionate towards it and spend more time working hard. Check this post to find out your hidden talents and work on them.

So, what do you think? What can we learn from our children? Do let me know in comments.

Until next time,






This post is written for Children's Day blog train hosted by Prerna at www.prernawahi.com and Vartika at www.vartikasdiary.com.

30 comments:

Pragnya said...

So agree with you Mahathi. Kids don't shy off saying we can't rather they keep trying. Beautiful post, reminded all the qualities am grateful to have in my child.

Alpana said...

I agree. Especially about that pre-conceived notion. Yes. Kids are not scared of trying new things. They feel excited and their curiosity is their driving source.
We often say that we are the ole models but on many occasions, there is a lot that we can learn from our kids.

Pr@Gun said...

Very true, in this journey called motherhood its like give and take, we learn from kids a lot while teaching them too. They are happy in minutest things too and they just live it for the moment. lovely post

Unknown said...

Oh I wish I was a child again!As we grow older we totally forget to observe and learn from our surroundings.Inhibitions stop growth.While reading your post I realised how I really need to relearn the above from children.Thanks for the post.

Surbhi prapanna said...

I completely agree with you and yes, kids have so many great qualities to learn. especially as a grown up we often forget to enjoy sweet tiny moments of everyday life and kids remind us that these moments are real treasure of our life. great post and had a great time while reading it.

Jayanthy G said...

Kids definitely teach us so much. Even as my toddler talks, I am amazed at how she thinks. I wish I ask such open ended questions and think more like her. Though she is yet to spend more time with her toys😐, I'm waiting for that period. 😁 That unconditional love, yes yes yes. It's a beauty in itself, that I choose to indulge in.

arushiseth said...

That is a beautiful post. Kids can teach us a lot and we have to not have pre conceived notions that only we can teach them. It is a two way street. The unconditional love and patience and willingness to try new things are commendable and we must learn.

mittali said...

beautifully penned down. We are to learn a lot from children.

The mommy blogger said...

yes Mahathi, i agree with you, just to add to your list one important thing we can learn from kids is the power to forgive. The forgive so easily, deep from heart and are happy again. they don't keep grudges like elders do.

bellybytes said...

Children are so guileless . I learn something new from them everyday.

Anjali Naik said...

Totally enjoyed reading the blog because I coul tell to each and every point so well. Motherhood has honestly taught me the art of living unconditionally ❤️

aakanksha said...

So true Mahati. Kids can love unconditionally like noone else. My daughter's nursery teacher had much aversions towards her but my daughter always insisted to make a card for her,take a flower for her, loved her so much. At times I felt bad but at times I also realised that it is what childhood innocence is about and we must let it prevail. Lovely read. All the points are relatable.

Sweta said...

Truly agree with u. There is lot to learn from kids if v have eyes to c. They r our teachers

Jyothi Nair said...

Indeed some good things to learn from the kids. Just taking care of them each and everyday teaches us new lessons and helps discover more things about ourselves too. I am back to being curious and trying out new things. But the patience will take a longer time to come back. :-)

Dishki said...

Kids can be best teachers and I agree with all your points.Their ability to keep trying is admirable. :)

Aditi Kapur said...

A agree with you. The process of growing up takes away the charm of carefree childhood. You've suggested some good points here:)

Maneet Gulati said...

very well said..so much that our kids can teach us.
when we grow up,responsibilities pile over and we forget to find happiness in the little joys of life, so yes, that is one quality we should definitely imbibe from the kids.

Jameela said...

Yes u are definitely right, kids teach alot to us patents. U know just by observing the kid we can learn way too much,one such thing I learnt from my little one is not letting go like once we are out with someone until they com back she'll be constantly asking for them to come back. Kids are in this time our teachers

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I think children are put on this earth precisely to teach us things about ourselves. I wish all children were treasured and loved and respected.

Life and it's tales | Vidhya Thakkar said...

This is so true! we learn something new everyday from them

A Lady Lawyer said...

You are so right Mahathi. We lose the ability to try new things and have fun as we grow older. We truly have a lot to learn from children.
Noor Anand Chawla

Unknown said...

Well put Mahathi, kids teach us everyday a new lesson and we wonder there is so so much to learn from them. Reverse parenting as I call it :) - Vartika

vijvihaar said...

Totally agree with you Mahathi. Kids teach us a lots of think - forgiving, loving uncoditional, enjoying small small things..etc & as a adult if we follow that it will give us a happy successful life.

Surbhi said...

Absolutely true! If only we could retain the childlike qualities in us throughout our lives, life would be much more fun living!

Sweta said...

I totally resonate with your thoughts. We are parents though we keep on learning new things from them by every passing day. Agree with you.

Dimple Surana said...

These are some important factors that are children teach us and there is something that we learn from them everyday

Rashi Roy said...

Completely agree with what you have written. Kids do teach us beautiful things.

Unknown said...

I couldn't agree more. Very well written

Tina Sequeira said...

Hi Ramya! Your blog echoes my #childrensday post too. It's the same line of thought. Of learning from kids' curiosity, imagination, etc. I agree wholeheartedly. We have much to learn from them, than vice versa.

Sindhu Vinod Narayan said...

These are definitely pointers that we need to learn from them .
Completely agree with you on all.the points. A pause to our regular life and sit back and enjoy with them

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