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After watching Ted Kennedy, Jr. give his father’s eulogy, I’m reminded how important it is to teach our children everything we can.
Ted, Jr. emotionally spoke of when he lost his leg at the age of 12 and his father, Ted Kennedy, was there to inspire him to get up a hill he was having a hard time climbing. His father said the words that I long for every parent to tell his/her child,
“I know you can do it. There’s nothing you can’t do.”
These are words that every single child in the world needs to hear. They are powerful and insightful words, and mean the world to children. As parents, it’s our job to teach our kids so many things … how to tie their shoes, how to treat others, how to do well in school, how to be provide for themselves. All important things. But it’s the intangible lessons … the gifts of inspiration that I find so important.
Ted, Jr. goes on to talk about how his father also said, “You can do anything.” Other lessons … work hard … be prepared … persevere.
Great lessons for any kid.
Watch the full eulogy here: