A good person leaves an inheritance for their descendants

A good person leaves an inheritance for their descendants

I grew up in an unstable home. My upbringing was tumultuous. Often, my mother and I would seek refuge in an abandoned chicken coop when my father’s rage erupted. As a child, I experienced such intense terror that it carried over into adulthood. One day, lost in thought and introspection, I paused to ponder what it means to be a good mother of three sons. There are a variety of responses, but one thing is certain: a good person, irrespective of gender, leaves a legacy for their descendants.

This inheritance is more than just a financial or material inheritance. It also concerns the morals and life lessons that parents impart to their offspring. It concerns the legacy of affection, assistance, and direction.

What are some of the ways that parents can leave an inheritance for their children’s children?

• They teach their children to be kind and compassionate. Great parents show their children how to treat others with respect and kindness, even when it is difficult. They teach them to be empathetic and understanding, and to help those in need.
• They teach their children to be honest and ethical. Great parents set a good example for their children by being honest and ethical in their own lives. They teach them the importance of doing what is right, even when it is difficult.
• They teach their children to be hardworking and determined. Great parents show their children the importance of hard work and perseverance. They teach them to never give up on their dreams, and to always strive to be the best versions of themselves.
• They teach their children to love and respect themselves regardless of their flaws or imperfections. They help to build their children’s self-esteem and confidence.
• They leave behind a legacy of love and support. Great parents show their children how much they love them unconditionally. They support them in their dreams and aspirations, and they are always there for them.

An inheritance is priceless. It is a gift that will last a lifetime.

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Here are some additional thoughts.

• Teach your children about financial responsibility. This includes teaching them how to save money in their “piggybank”, how to invest, and how to avoid debt.
• Invest in your children’s education. Education is one of the best gifts that you can give your children. It will help them to develop their skills and knowledge, and to reach their full potential. Start a college fund for your children. This will help to make college more affordable for them, and it will give them a head start in their careers.
• Encourage your children to pursue their dreams. Don’t try to force your children to follow in your footsteps. Instead, encourage them to pursue their own dreams and interests. Help your children to develop their skills. This could involve enrolling them in extracurricular activities, helping them to start their own businesses, or simply spending time with them and sharing your own knowledge and expertise.
• Encourage your children to give back to their communities. This could involve volunteering their time or donating to charity.
• Be a good listener. Make time to listen to your children’s thoughts and feelings. Show them that you are interested in what they have to say.
• Be a good role model. Your children will learn by watching you. Be the kind of person that you want them to be.
• Spend time with your children. Make time for your children every day, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Show them that they are important to you.
• Tell your children that you love them. Say it often and mean it.

Be someone your children can always look up to and rely on. Leave a legacy that is more valuable than any material possession. It is a gift that will help them to live happy and fulfilling lives.

Dorothy Rudo Nyagumbo

Dorothy Rudo Nyangumbo is an associate consultant, client relationship expert, published author, and the My Afrika Magazine Copy Editor & Columnist.

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