What is the greatest gift you can give your children?

@biggerb (2030)
India
September 29, 2007 5:33am CST
The most precious gift that parents can give to their children is encouragement.Not all children are scholars or atheletes.But they do have some hidden qualities in them.It is for the parents to find out and cultivate them.This encouragement will stand by them at all times and conditions.What do you think?
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@violeta_va (4842)
• Australia
30 Sep 07
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I think the best gift I can give my son is care free and enjoyable childhood. He is going to be a child only once in his life and that time is so short and precius. The first few years of his life I try to give him freedom as much as posible (freedom to run and play and be a child). He will have plenty of time to be serius in life.
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@biggerb (2030)
• India
30 Sep 07
Hi!violeta_va Thanks for responding.You have a very valid point there.Letting the child enjoy his childhood.Nowadays many children are missing out on this.How many children are allowed to play in the sand, in water, to go out and play?My sister does exactly this,if the kids want to play in the sand she just lets them,if they want to play in water she fills up the tub and lets them play. They really have a whale of a time.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
29 Sep 07
Hi biggerb, I believe the best gift we can give our children is self confidence. To encourage your children in anything they want to do and to always be there for them builds that confidence. Blessings.
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@biggerb (2030)
• India
30 Sep 07
Hi! Thanks for responding.Yes i agree with you, self confidence and encouragement are the qualities when imbibed in them will always by them.all the best to you.
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
Me,if i will be blessed to have a children in the future,the greatest gift i will give to them is education. Not all are so blessed to finish school, but me i will work hard to bring them to school and to let them finish it. I will do it for their future. so as when the times come and when I am gone they can stand and make a living on their own.
@biggerb (2030)
• India
29 Sep 07
Hi! thanks for responding.I hope you will be blessed with children soon.Yes you right,education is the most important thing. Truly, that will stand by them throughout their lives.
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
29 Sep 07
I think the greatest gift that i can give to my son is my attention and all my time. Because i am full time mother, that what i choose right now :) I try to give everything the best that i can give to my son ^_^ my full attention and my time.
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@biggerb (2030)
• India
29 Sep 07
Hi! thanks for responding.I appreciate your response.Have a good day.All the best to you.