No matter where in the world you were raised, your country and it’s culture will inevitably shape who you are and most likely determine how you raise your kids. I was born and raised in Canada and am absolutely certain, that I owe most of what I do right with my kids, to my Canadian roots.
Below is a list of things that I attribute to being Canadian and as such, am deliberately passing onto my American children.
1. The Ability to Apologize – It’s a pretty well known fact that when it comes to saying ‘sorry’, no one does it better than Canadians. I am not afraid to admit when I’ve done something wrong, and everyday my kids are learning to apologize when they too, are in the wrong. Some people may think that it makes me weak but I think the ability to take responsibility for your mistakes is a sign of strength and I’m not going to apologize for it. Or wait, I am. No. I’m confused. Sorry about that. Shit. [Read more…]