I was recently interviewed for a book (details will follow) about being a dad. It is a topic that I am always happy to speak about with soon-to-be parents, new parents, parents in different stages. The question that I was asked was a very intriguing one and really got me thinking - "Tell me one thing that your child has taught you." Not an easy question to answer - especially given the limitation to "one."
I am still thinking about my response to the question as it was truly a good one. There is no right or wrong answer. Some of the things that came to mind immediately were patience, understanding, flexibility, etc. These are generic terms that can apply globally, but I want to be more specific than that. Children can teach us a variety of things - whether it's about ourselves, how we should handle a situation, how to treat others or just to enjoy life and be happy.
The hardest part about answering the question will be limiting my response. I learn something new every day (and hope our son does as well). I never imagined I would learn as much as I have but I am glad I do. I will never say that raising a child is boring, but this is just another facet to keep it interesting.
I would like to hear what Our Community has learned from their children. Please send me what you have learned via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and if you wish me to share them with the rest of the Community.