When molding young minds to think, do, and be good, traditional sayings and proverbs can help you get your point across.
Lesson: You have to work for the things you want. Rewards don't come for free.
Lesson: Money is fleeting, but personality is forever. Choose your mates wisely, kids!
Lesson: Being a mouthy know-it-all will only expose the things you don't know. Choose your words thoughtfully.
Lesson: You're really just borrowing the planet, so don't be selfish with its resources. In other words, don't litter, use what you take, and tread lightly!
Lesson: When you're feeling blue, shift your focus — think of about all the love in your life, be grateful for it, and your cloud of sadness will pass. Also, there is less room for dark thoughts when you concentrate on love.
Lesson: The story of you began before you were born! Your strength, your face, and your character are a product of everyone in your family who came before you. In other words, don't forget to thank your parents and grandparents for your superb dancing skills and your way with words!
Lesson: If you get to know someone well enough, fights are inevitable... and healthy. The secret is, never let conflict simmer. And the silver lining: Once you work out the problem together, you'll be closer than ever.
Lesson: Though the literal translation of this Spanish phrase is "pure life," pura vida is more of an attitude, according to locals. People of all ages say pura vida in a variety of situations, meaning "take it easy!," "enjoy life," "this is living," and more. The editors at Bestcostaricantours.com say, at its essence, pura vida really means this: "No matter what your current situation is, life for someone else can always be less fortunate than your own. So you need to consider that maybe...just maybe, your situation isn't all that bad and that no matter how little or how much you have in life, we are all here together and life is short...so start living it 'pura vida style.'"
Lesson: There's no rewind button for real life. Put down your phones, iPads, and other "social" technology, and start living in the moment with the people around you.
Lesson: Gossiping about others shows a lack of imagination. Remember to stretch your mind regularly and explore the big topics!
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