I'm very much a student of people. I love to learn what makes people the way they are. My question today is about skills and also the lack thereof. I'm curious to know what skills you learned as a child or young adult that you can directly attribute to your parents. (In other words, we've all learned something from the school of hard knocks, or from other people, or from books, and so forth, but I am especially curious to hear what your parents taught you that you're thankful for.)
This is not meant to be a "brag on yourself" list, but a "thank my mom and/or dad" thing.
So, please comment in the box about 5 things you learned from them.
Then name 5 things you wish you had learned, which they may have tried or not tried to teach you, for whatever reason. Not to blame them, but to show your weaknesses lest anyone be jealous of your strengths in isolation.
5 Skills Learned from my Parents:
1. how to play an instrument (piano)
2. how to appreciate other cultures
3. how to read
4. how to express my thoughts verbally and in writing
5. how to fix nutritious meals and make them pretty
5 Skills I Didn't Learn
1. the value of physical exercise
3. better conflict resolution
4. how to say "no" without feeling guilty
5. to be able to concentrate when it's noisy