I Wish I'd Been Taught...
Hello and welcome! I am Tammy Seay, the founder of WishIdBeenTaught.com. Through this online portal, I hope to help parents teach their children essential and powerful lessons to set them up with the right attitudes for future success.
If we observe closely, students spend thousand of hours learning matters that they may never apply anywhere outside school. These include science lessons on how to differentiate between different types of dinosaurs, solving sine/cosine/tangent problems in trigonometry, and even saying and spelling "antidisestablishmentarianism" only because it's one of the longest words in English. The thing is, they do not spend enough time on subjects that will actually help our kids navigate through life more easily, happily, and meaningfully. Worst of all, with the Internet, anyone can search for just about any topic in a matter of seconds. As Albert Einstein once said, "Never memorize anything that you can look up."
Topics that are taught in school are, of course, useful, but they are applicable to different people depending on the profession they want to pursue in the future. While it's good for our kids to get hold of the basics of everything before they decide what they want for themselves, we should always remember the most important skill sets like communicating effectively, asking the right questions, designing a circle of influence, managing time well, among others.
Often, I hear people saying, "I wish I'd been taught this or that." Mostly, it's wishing that they were taught how to not make wrong or foolish decisions. Have you ever had that moment when you learned a new concept and found it so useful that you wish you learned it much earlier? Or have you heard of the saying, "A lesson will repeat itself until it's learned"? Perhaps, you even experienced frustration over and over again until you found the hidden message.
I am a typical example of those people who wish they'd been taught important life lessons earlier, which could have paved the way for impressive achievements at a much younger age. I grew up in a family with the laissez-faire parenting style and in a school that focused only on academic knowledge. Not until I graduated from college that I found companions like Tony Robbins, David J Schwartz, Napoleon Hill, Viktor Frankl, Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar and more, who helped me build the right attitude and set clear objectives in life. I am truly grateful for their influence and teachings.
I benefited hugely from applying what I learned from these big names as well as from my Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnosis trainers' training. I have also seen the positive effects of educating my 7-year-old son with all these concepts, helping him set the correct values and the right mindset and attitude, regardless of how this world is bombarding him with all other messages in all sorts of ways.
If, like me, you also want to create a positive impact on your kids and on the world, I welcome you to join me in educating our children with the different life secrets that will change them and the world for the better. I believe parents as well as teachers have a big mission – we are responsible for the future. We are, after all, the role models of the next generation and up and coming custodians of our planet – our children.
We can learn from the rich dad in Robert Kiyosaki's book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" who helped the author achieve financial freedom and retirement at an early age. Robert, in turn, helped many others by sharing his experiences and financial knowledge. Similarly, we can guide our kids and teach them the importance of honesty, confidence, perseverance, self-respect, determination and other valuable qualities in life that will be set as their intrinsic values and the driving force for their development. We can be our children's life teacher!
In this website, I will share effective strategies in teaching life lessons and soft skills that I have already applied on children with amazing results. I will also share tactics, game ideas, and action points so that you can teach your children and, at the same time, have an enjoyable time together.
Remember, the role that we, the parents, play determine the future of our children. Now, I invite you to come on a journey with me for the better development of our kids, the future owners of the world!