Help your child learn the value of truthful living.
In his recent book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” Dr. Jordan Peterson explains the benefits of living one’s life truthfully: knowing who you truly are and what you truly want. If you embrace these basic personal truths, you will be able to set goals that are achievable and make realistic plans that will help you achieve those goals. However, your personal truths are not static: they need to be re-evaluated and re-affirmed as time goes on. As your understanding and worldview change over time, so, too, should your goals and ambitions. Checking-in on your personal truths now and again will therefore help keep your life on track, make you feel more satisfied, and prevent you from fooling yourself into thinking you’re doing the right thing.
(Dr. Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, a professor at the University of Toronto, and the author of “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” and “Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.”)