What Kids Can Learn From Trump
Thanks President Trump for my lesson plans this week.
Usually I don’t voice my opinion much on politics. I have them, yes... but I keep them to myself and keep my Facebook feed full of positive quotes and pictures of my kids. Until now.
I just can’t anymore. No matter what your background is, what policies you endorse, or what religion you believe in there is some level of integrity that you must portray to others. And if not to others then at least to your family. And if not your family then at least to yourself.
I wondered how I could incorporate my blog, which is centered around being a mom of three boys, into an article around how we can take your disgusting quotes and learn from them.
I won’t be sharing your quotes with my four year olds obviously but I will be explaining the importance of integrity.
So here it is, President Trump:
Lesson One: Help those less fortunate than you
Donald Trump Asks “Why Are We Having All These People From Shithole Countries Come Here?”
News flash: A lot of us had ancestors who made sacrifices that some of us will never know about so we could live in the United States. Some put their lives in danger so we could have this life. Under no circumstances do we refer to any countries as shitholes. No matter what your end goal is please show a little respect to people who live in different countries.
Teaching moment: help my children learn the value of helping others, write letters to families overseas. Help less fortunate.
Here are some great charities to donate to:
Lesson two: Treat others with respect.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything. Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything.”
Under no circumstance are you entitled to do something unto someone else because you are in a position you feel is more powerful than someone else. And no, you can’t talk to anyone like that. Locker talk, please! Let me remind you that this comment came after you were married for a year, taken a vow to someone, and been an example to your family. The only locker talk happening among married men is to talk about what you are doing with your family this weekend.
Teaching moment: this week we are going to work on treating others with respect. Opening doors for others, saying please and thank you. Having respect for yourself and others. We will earn money by doing chores and donating to a wonderful cause.
Check out this one for empowering girls:
Lesson three: Lift others up
“If I were running ‘The View’, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say ‘Rosie, you’re fired.”
Now I know the feud between these two is repulsive. However, let’s try and be a little more mature when throwing insults about someone’s weight or appearance. No, my children, please don’t put someone down because they put you down. Be the bigger person.
Teaching moment: draw pictures and make cards for others. Let’s lift others up instead of tearing them down. We have “make a difference Monday’s” where we come up with ideas on doing something positive for others.
Notice I’m not even talking policies or party affiliation. I’m not getting into politics really.
What I’m talking about is integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
And how you speak and the way you conduct yourself around others with or without power says a lot about the kind of person you are.
So as a mom of ALL BOYS, I pray that they will have integrity in a world full of bullies, hypocrites, and cowards. I pray I give them the right tools in life that they can stand up for what is right and believe in their purpose without stepping on someone else to achieve it.
Who knows who they will become and if they will remember these words. But for today I will start with these lessons. Help less fortunate, treat others with respect, and lift others up.
If nothing else at least remember one thing...Just be a human being.
After all, President Trump - We do have that in common.