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Most Valuable Lessons Tri-State Dads Taught Us – Jon and Leslie Want To Know

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Dads are good for a lot of things – they let you lay on them, teach you important life skills (like fishing, how to fix a flat tire, basic household repairs and how to repair your repairs) and when moms give you a hard time, dads are there to be a human Kleenex. We asked our listeners to tell us what they learned from their dads and here’s what they had to say:

Appreciate our Military

Whether you are a military brat, have served in the military or have a friend or family member who has served – it is important to show these men and women respect and appreciation.

Be Honest with Yourself and Others

Even if you mess up royally, it’s important to always be honest. Don’t justify your mistakes – learn from them.

Earn What You Have by Working for It

You’ll appreciate your things more if you work hard for them. This is important to instill in your own children as well. It can be easy to give in but the life lesson is way more valuable.

It’s Okay if You Fail as Long as You Tried

Even if you don’t reach the goals you strive to accomplish, what matters is that you tried. If you are lucky enough to have a do-over learn from your mistakes and put forth 110%! It’s also important to not become completely discouraged when you fail or if someone fails you. Life is a journey…

Laugh Daily

You only have one life to live. Find humor – even in the mundane. It’s good for you and for your family.

Stand Up for What You Believe In

You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything… Be passionate and don’t be afraid of what others may think of you for sharing your beliefs and standing by them.

Save Your Money

You never know what is right around the corner. It’s always important to have a cushion for emergency situations, to help family or to splurge on a big item like a family vacation.

Prioritize and Don’t Stress About the Small Stuff

Worry about the big things in life – let everything else run its course and let it go! Nothing lasts forever… this too shall pass.

Listen to Your Children

Children rely on their parents for everything – especially to help them form their personalities and build self-esteem. If your parents aren’t listening to you, who is?

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