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Are Your Children Treated Like Royalty?

In the online world, we meet many writers. One of my favorite writers was someone I knew by the moniker of "littlefoot1026." I think that her real name was Donna. I enjoyed her engaging style, and found her to be genuinely interested in getting to know others. She was a magnificent storyteller, as she shared her heart and life. I have lost touch with her, and cannot find anywhere she may still be sharing her stories.

She wrote a piece she called, "She is Royalty!" written to her own special and little Princess. It was advice to her beautiful daughter on how life should be lived in order to become a good human being. It included virtues, such as being kind and respectful.

I added this comment as advice to the budding, young princess:

"Be Brave and Courageous, little one. Sometimes, a princess must be a warrior. By doing the right thing, you are sometimes not going to popular. You will left feeling as if you are all alone. Sometimes, you will be. Do not falter in your steadfastness to forge ahead. You may be the leader, and if that is the purpose that has been bestowed on you, never take that lightly. And never see having 'toughness,' 'guts' or resolve as a bad thing. As it is tempered by the other qualities you possess--kindness, respectfulness, love, and so many more--you will know yourself and your own heart. What others think, because of the perception from their limited sight of you, will not be your concern, as you are strong in your convictions and you will be a leader among people."

I implore all parents to teach the virtues (that the parents of this little princess' parents are teaching their child) to your own children. You will instill qualities that will help them stand above and beyond so many who are taught to make their decisions upon what they think they deserve.

Yet, we must find a way in this world to help our future generations to realize that existence does not equal entitlement. We must teach our budding Royalty that life require an immense amount of courage to face the criticism for doing the right thing, provided they have been taught these lessons in the first place.

So, please teach your children that they may have to fight for what is right. They must sometimes don their battle gear and take on those who will not want them to hold others accountable.

I was taught many years ago, "So goes the leader, so goes the pack." I think there are no truer words. Let us never forget this lesson, and the qualities needed to do carry it out. Our future leaders need these lessons. Instill in them these virtues.

Please do so for each and all of your children. Girls and boys alike.

And never, ever forget that sometimes, it is the Princesses and littlest of Princes who become the best warriors and champions.

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© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved.

Note: This content has been adapted from an original piece by the author, which has since been removed from Bubblews

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xstitcher wrote on June 26, 2015, 6:30 PM

So sad the way children are taught nowadays. Not the royalty that you describe, but "little princesses" in that "they can do no wrong". Many (I would say most) of the children that I have worked with are not being taught virtues--only that they are the center of the universe and that the world owes them. :(

paigea wrote on June 26, 2015, 8:22 PM

Very well written piece and it is how I was raised. And I remember Donna as well.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 26, 2015, 10:24 PM

I hope many people read this and follow your advice. Too many children anymore think they are royalty and everyone is supposed to bow to them.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 12:06 AM

I think that there are some things that are taught today that are good. They are taught that it is okay to speak their minds. The "children are to be seen and not heard" days didn't work too well, in my opinion. It had its own set of problems that affect those of us who are in our 50s and beyond. So, we now have those who think they are not worthy and those who think the world owes them. Perhaps, if we mix us all up, xstitcher , we can come up with a good balance?

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 12:07 AM

Thank you, paigea , and please tell Donna to stop here, should you see her. I really enjoyed her.

CoralLevang wrote on June 27, 2015, 12:08 AM

Thank you so much wolfgirl569 . You are welcome to share, as you feel appropriate.

inertia4 wrote on June 27, 2015, 7:28 PM

CoralLevang I try and instill in my kids that the world is not perfect, although they might think so right now. I understand where they are coming from. I was there myself. The wonder of the world ahead of them. I always tell them to stay in school and to learn. I do encourage learning computers and technology. Since the future will be filled with that. But I also tell them to not only learn and absorb, but that they can be anything they choose to be in this world. It does take work to accomplish their goals.

AliCanary wrote on June 27, 2015, 10:14 PM

You know, I started out thinking that this would be about spoiled children, and I was delighted to find out that it was very different--and wonderful!

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:33 AM

inertia4 Teach your children well. It sounds like you are a good Dad.

CoralLevang wrote on June 28, 2015, 2:35 AM

AliCanary I appreciate your kind words, and am glad that I surprised you. I hope that most of my posts aren't seen as writing about the ills of the world around us. emoticon :winking:

inertia4 wrote on June 28, 2015, 8:11 AM

CoralLevang Thank you. I try, I really do. Although they do live with their mother most of the time, I always try and give them the space they need when they are with me. And I will be leaving soon to go get them for the week. Nice!!!