smart talk with elderly 101

LESSONS LEARNED OF AN 8 year old vs 4 year old

This is my son’s 2nd book. He made this and include his sister in the book.

They want to make a difference in the lives of other people by donating their proceeds to NO KID HUNGRY….They claim that this is their mission on Earth…

I am thankful that at a very young age they realize that helping others is essential in the human life….

Kid talk about Happiness

As i was getting ready for our dentist appointment, my 4 year old daughter made this comment..

Daughter: mom, why can’t God give happiness to all the people?

I: what do u mean?

Daughter: well, if everyone is happy on earth then we will have no more quarrels, no protests….it will be a very beautiful place, everybody will be helping each other…

I: yes, true but we need balance…. That is why we have happiness and sadness, goodness and badness….

Daughter: right! We just have to be able to know what is right from wrong….

Kid talk about purpose

While i was brushing my teeth, my son just started talking to me about this…

Son: mom, everyone on earth matters….

I: that is true…

Son: i believe the each one of us on earth has his/ her own purpose, we might not know it but we have….

I: yes….

Son: i think even if u are not famous– u still have a purpose…u could be an ordinary person doing ordinary things, u still matter and u have a purpose….u might not realize yet but every action matters and affect earth….

I: in every action, there is always a consequence….

Son: yes, so that is why we have to be aware of our actions because there will be consequences all the time…..

Kid talk about PERSPECTIVE

My 8 year old son recently published a book entitled COVID 19 PERSPECTIVE of an 8 year old and he is happy about it.. This is one of our conversation lately…

Son: maybe i should publish another book about my perspective of life or money…

I: u do what u think is easy for u…

Son: oh no, it is both easy because there is nothing difficult in making another book… People find it difficult but it is their perspective…

I: right! It is ur attitude towards the situation…

Son: yes, it is about ur attitude AND REACTION about the situation….

Kid talk about Trees

My daughter is showing some wisdom at an early age…here is one of our conversation over the weekend…

Daughter: why do people cut trees?

I: Well, u know why…People needs it to build houses/ buildings/ toys…

Daughter: Oh, yeah! But i feel bad for the trees, they have feelings too…What about the animals that lives in the trees? Some animals depend on the trees and if u cut it, the animals will go homeless…

I: Yes, they will find another tree to live on…

Daughter: Yes, i guess U are right! But it is hard to be homeless especially with the coronavirus…Remember? In the news? Those people who are homeless who has no food to eat and no place to live? They cant just go to another house because they dont have any. I think it is the same with the animals too. After all, they are living things just like people….

Kid talk about staying at home

I : we have to stay home for an indefinite time…

Son: why? Because of the virus again?

I: yes, we have to make sure that we stay here in the house, i know u want to go out and play with your friends…

Son: it is ok, i can play with them next time, i understand– we have to follow to save the earth…

I: thank u, i thought u will be sad with this news…

Son: oh no, i am ok…i am ok being home– i will do something that will occupy myself…don’t worry about me…being home is nothing compared to being sick….

Kid talk about his new book

Son: how is my book? Did somebody buy it?

I: yes of course, some of my friends are saying that they got teary eyed reading the book.

Son: oh, i didnt intend for them to cry or get sad…

I: it is ok, it means that they were really touched by the book..

Son: that is cool but if u think about it, some kids may feel differently than me, i feel for those kids who are older than me, i bet they are more worried and sad…if your older — u think deeper than the very young kids…

I: i guess u are right….

Son: this is really sad but we just have to focus on the lessons we learned from this virus….

Kid talk about covid 19

Son: mom, can u please give me money?

I: are u planning to buy something important?

Son: nope, i want to donate something to the people who got the coronavirus…

I: ah ok, i am sorry son but we are trying to budget our finance especially at this difficult time…

Son: it is ok mom, i get it….i will make a book so i can donate the proceeds to them..

I: that is a great idea, hope u will make it happen….

Note: he did write his 1st book, Please check ot out– it is entitled COVID 19 PERSPECTIVE OF AN 8 YEAR OLD….it is available at Amazon.com…