Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
What qualities make your child a hero? | How to raise a well-respected child – Summary
My daddy and I have coco lab and ated (Ed. Collaborated) on a series.
It’s – What qualities make your child a hero? How to raise a well-respected child.
We found 6 qualities. Daddy says there are more. But for now this will get us going.
Here are links to each of the six parts in this series for anybody who wants to take a look at all of them.
But there is one quality that might gobble up all the others.
Daddy calls it the ‘be-like-ems.’
Daddy says that kids grow up to be like their parents.
“We often see in our kids the characteristics and actions that we don’t like in ourselves. Our kids grow up to be like us. If our children are doing something that we don’t like, we should ask ourselves if we do the same thing.”
The best way for us to learn how to be heroes, to learn how to have the qualities that make us stand out is for our parents to show us how it is done.
Don’t tell us. Show us.
I am a little girl. So, I am probably going to be more like my mommy than my daddy. I hope so cuz my mommy is so much prettier than my daddy.
But my daddy teaches me things, too. Not how to look, but how to act.
Daddy, I am watching you.
“Mia, I promise to do my best to never disappoint you.”
That’s enough daddy. You be the best you can be and I will learn to be the best me I can be.
What example are you setting for your kids to follow?
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.