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14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12

That seagulls can not be trusted, for example.

ACCORDING TO RECENT research, childhood ends at the age of twelve these days.  Beyond that point, the once malleable minds of your young suddenly become resistant to instruction and they decide it’s time they were in charge.

If that’s the case, we can’t help but think that there are certain things every adult should know, and thus certain things every parent should teach their child before they reach said age.

Here are fourteen lessons to teach your children before they’re twelve.

Teach them that when things go wrong you have to pick yourself up and keep going

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Teach them that fairytales are not real life

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Teach them to be careful walking up steps

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Teach them not to mess with street performers

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Teach them to join in fun activities

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Teach them that their bodies are useful in all kinds of ways

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Teach them that not all smiles are nice smiles

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Teach them to be nice to animals because they have bad days too

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Teach them that seagulls can not be trusted

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Teach them that no matter how good you are, there will almost always be someone younger than you who’s better at it

Khaliyl can’t talk yet, but he can rap.  Also, he’s probably cuter than you too.

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Teach them that although people say you should never give up, sometimes it’s for the best

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Teach them to like all kinds of music

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Teach them to say no to drugs, getting in strange cars, and talking to strangers

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And finally, teach them that no matter how hard things get, there is always someone else having a harder time

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