This week’s Friday Question comes from World Moms Blog writer DC Blog Mama.  She asked our writers,

“In 15 words or less, what are the top 3 qualities you want to try to instill in your children?”

Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…

Kirsten Jessiman of Ontario, Canada writes:         

“1. How to listen.

2. How to be compassionate.

3. How to share.”

FireCrystals of India writes:

“I would like my child to have the following qualities:

1. Honesty in his dealings with others.

2. Ability to listen to what another person is saying and assimilate that.

3. Have the presence of mind to realise when he is wrong and accept that.”

Asta Burrows of Norway writes:

“In no particular order:  Patience, Independence, and Love (the ability to love and be loved).”

Alison Lee of Malaysia writes:

“1. Integrity

2. Honesty

3. Compassion”

Dr. Lanham of Arizona, USA writes:

“I teach my boys to walk in love, truth & confidence!”

Karyn Van Der Zwet of New Zealand writes:

“Maturity and self-assurance.”

Polish Mom Photographer of California, USA writes:

“Learn to love themselves, and that the World is a nice place to live in, and that it’s good to have dreams and goals in life.”

Ambre French of Norway writes:

“I have a huge list of course as we all do, but I would say:  kindness, curiosity, and always see the bright side of life!”

Maggie Ellison of South Carolina, USA writes:

“Love for family, friends, life.

Be good people (integrity, honesty, confidence).

Pursue their life’s passion.”

Carol @ If By Yes of Vancouver, Canada writes:  

“1. Empathy for others.

2. The ability to think for himself.

3. Good work ethic.”

Veronica Samuels of New Jersey, USA writes:

“1. Self confidence.

2. Respect everyone.

3. Follow your gut instinct and heart.”

ThirdEyeMom of Minnesota, USA writes:

“I want to teach my children to be accepting, open-minded, compassionate people whose quest in life is to seek out the answers, give back to others and be good, honest, caring, non-judgmental people. It is also important for them to follow their dreams because life is waiting.”

Inspiration to Dream of Australia writes:

“1. Integrity – basically don’t do things to others that you would wish they wouldn’t do to you (this covers so many key qualities).

2. Compassion – I want them to appreciate and understand other people’s differences.

3. Respect – for themselves and for others.

4.  The ability to admit they’ve made a mistake and say they’re sorry.”

Courtney Cappallo of Massachusetts, USA writes:

“Compassion and kindness…love of learning…respect for our planet and all its creatures.”

What about you…what are the top 3 qualities you want to try to instill in your children?  

And do you have a question you would like to pose to our WMB writers?  If so, email us at to see what they have to say.

Don’t forget to visit us on Sunday to check out the travel schedule for next week!  

– World Moms Blog

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