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When I was pregnant, Ian and I had lots of discussions about how we really wanted our daughter to be musically inclined. We'd see these videos of these lovely little violinists or pianists sweetly playing and just say, "Now THAT's what we want our daughter to be into."

Neither my husband nor I are particularly talented when it comes to music. He can carry a tune pretty well, and his air guitar skills are pretty well honed. I took piano lessons for one summer. But we started asking our friends about ways that we could involve Camille in music early on. We enrolled her in music classes, we bought little instruments for her, and we play a LOT of music in our home -- everything from Pachelbel to Pearl Jam.

Camille loves music class!

As Camille gets older, our hope is that she continues to fall in love with music. All we can do is provide her with the tools that she needs to hone this skill. I truly do believe that early exposure to music helps their little minds to thrive, and that is so important! We want her to accomplish big things in life. Balancing this exposure to music with healthy nutrition will help her thrive. L’il Critters™ gives kids essential nutrients they need to go on to do big things. It’s the gummy vitamin brand kids love and parents trust. L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™ are gluten-free, and are made with natural fruit flavors and colors derived from fruits, vegetables and plants. This great tasting kid’s gummy vitamin helps support your children’s healthy habits.

Camille's music teacher

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122 comments:

  1. We started our girl in gymnastics/tumbling classes at age 3. Almost a year into the classes and she is still excited to attend each week. We love the physical activity, attention to detail and the importance of following directions instilled at each class. She had also learned to "wait her turn"...so important with Baby #2 on the way!

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  2. My husband and I try to expose our kids to as much as we can. Sports, music, hiking, dancing, theatre, etc. with the hope they will find something they are passionate about. So far, one loves baseball, the other competitive swimming and the third loved music/dance.

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  3. Budgeting is an important skill! Our kids earn allowance through chores and then they can buy themselves treats.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  4. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/756964413794611201

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  5. No kids yet - but when we do have them, I hope to instill the value of sports/exercise for both mental and physical health!

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  6. I think it is very important for kids to learn how to manage their finances and learn to save money. It is never too early to start! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  7. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/756977161765085184 yarbr012 at gmail dot com

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  8. We think instilling good manners is important from an early age--nothing wrong with yes ma'am!

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  9. Making sure to learn about money and how to save it is really important. I give an allowance and show my kids how important it is to save and what things cost so they learn that they can not have everything they want.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/756998801978568704

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I want her to love to read so we read her as many books as we can.

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  12. Budgeting and learn about finance is the most important skill for them to learn. We start from allowance in the house.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  13. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/757003575742517248

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  14. My babe is only 3.5 months but I'm already really focused upon emotional skills. They are so important and do easy to mess up!

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  15. My husband and I both majored in violin performance in college and play multiple instruments so it's safe to say music is important in this house, too. The first thing my one year old daughter does in the morning is point to the TV as we use it to play Pandora. And while the general public says only classical music, we vary it from A-Ha to Alison Krause to Mozart...and everything in between. Since we've seen hardcore music parents who push their kids to the edge we've decided were not forcing our kids to do anything they hate BUT we definitely will enforce that if they choose something they should stick with it for at least a few years. As a music teacher I've seen way too many parents let their kids quit after a week, a month or even a year because they got tired of it.nthe ones who made it past 2-3 years are the ones who made definite progress intellectually and musically. ANYWAY! Great giveaway! I think it's great that music is so important to you both. You're giving Camille a great gift that will last her a lifetime no matter what ultimate occupation she chooses.

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  16. My husband and I both majored in violin performance in college and play multiple instruments so it's safe to say music is important in this house, too. The first thing my one year old daughter does in the morning is point to the TV as we use it to play Pandora. And while the general public says only classical music, we vary it from A-Ha to Alison Krause to Mozart...and everything in between. Since we've seen hardcore music parents who push their kids to the edge we've decided were not forcing our kids to do anything they hate BUT we definitely will enforce that if they choose something they should stick with it for at least a few years. As a music teacher I've seen way too many parents let their kids quit after a week, a month or even a year because they got tired of it.nthe ones who made it past 2-3 years are the ones who made definite progress intellectually and musically. ANYWAY! Great giveaway! I think it's great that music is so important to you both. You're giving Camille a great gift that will last her a lifetime no matter what ultimate occupation she chooses.

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  17. we are trying to teach our 9 year old how to be a gentleman. my husband is good at setting the prime example. it's hard when our son wants to do things his way, though.

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  18. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/757038463254405121

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  19. The most important skill that I wanted my children and now my Granddaughter is learning to read, for me it is the single most important thing we can give oir children.

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  20. https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/757038948115943424

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  21. I want them to learn to work for what they want. So when they see something they want now, they do extra chores to save the money. I don't think giving kids everything they want does them any good. They must learn the value of money and the hard work it takes to obtain it.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  22. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/757081835100778496

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  23. I hope to teach my children how to fix computers.

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  24. https://twitter.com/willgriesmer/status/757174597406040065

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  25. teaching my daughter to be nice

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  26. tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/757309295847497728

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  27. I work hard with our daughter to cultivate a love of reading! This means a lot to me as books have always given me joy!
    Aamandaelliott at gmail dot com

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  28. I think learning how to spell is huge. I teach my son to sound it out and spell it 10 times and say the word. He has learned them so fast and is excited to learn more.

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  29. I think learning how to spell is huge. I teach my son to sound it out and spell it 10 times and say the word. He has learned them so fast and is excited to learn more.

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  30. It's not a skill but a characteristic- we hope our daughter always embodies kindness and acceptance throughout her life. We need more golden rule followers in this world!

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  31. I hope that my children will also love music and learn to play. My husband played the viola when he was younger and still "plays" the guitar. I hope that my children will learn something as well.

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  32. Do you give these to Camille? I have a 2 year old son but I wasn't sure if I could give him vitamins yet (although I'm sure he needs them on those days where he will only eat a grilled cheese and refuses everything else!).

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  33. Music is a great tool for a two year old to have for brain development!

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  34. We do a lot of music too. and i believe in some free time or a walk outside to get some fresh air!

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  35. We hope that our little one develops a true love of reading. We try to foster this by surrounding her with a ton of books, reading to her, and letting her see us reading.

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  36. At the moment, we are trying to teach how not to have a meltdown in public….so far we are failing! ;) In the long run, manners, music, READING are some of the big ones on our list.

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  37. We ADORE music in our house. We listen to a very eclectic mix as well and we would love it if our little ones were musically inclined. If not music, then we would love to have a little tennis pro! We both love tennis as well!

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  38. We want to encourage both of our kids to find a sport they love. Right now, both kids are all about soccer!

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  39. We are working on sharing. We practice with things like snacks with mommy and daddy to toys with cousins. It's sometimes an uphill battle!

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  40. Right now we're working on manners in our house. It's a process :)

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  41. https://twitter.com/RachelGriesmer/status/757974612672208896
    rachel.griesmer@yahoo.com

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  42. I think the skill of patient is important for my kids to learn. I guess that I need to lead by example and try my best as well!

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

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  43. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/760405071775485953

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

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  44. Music is great for a child to be exposed to for brain development so I am hoping my almost 9 month old can get into some music classes. We are into the Baby Einstein DVDs right now which she loves:)

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  45. I want my daughters to learn compassion and generosity :)

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  46. It's so important to us that our son grows up with a love - at least, an appreciation! - for reading. He's 4 months old now, but we have quite a few books in his little library and are already reading simple board books to him at bedtime. It's also been fun to expose him to lots of different types of music and see what he likes. This is a really fun stage of babyhood! :)

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  47. I want my daughter to learn to expand her mind by reading.... and when she is old enough, I am definitely giving her vitamins! I remember taking my vitamins as a kid every day!!!!

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  48. Saving money! Whenever she gets cash, we have her put 25% in her piggy bank right away.

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  49. Being social and outgoing! I was always painfully shy as a kid and was that kid who cried horribly the first week of school until around 2nd grade (embarassing!). Since I'm a SAHM, we joined gym/art classes and attend many playgroups. We also pop in to story time every so often at the library. Starting next year when she's 3 we'll do preschool and see how the complete drop off away from mommy goes.. Yikes!

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  50. We started my daughter at a young age for swimming lessons. Today she is fearless and a wonderful swimmer (unlike me her or dad who both have a fear of water). She loves having a sport and competing individually vs. a team and is quite good at it. Something I wish I had mastered at a young age.

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  51. Definitely wanting to teach Nora Beth a love of physical activity and being outside. We limit screen time and have at least one "active" outing a day as well as one outdoor project a day!

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  53. My son is still a baby but it's important to me that he learn to cook as he grows up. It's such an important life skill and also brings so much joy to others. The best way to teach him I think is just the example we set in our own home. I'm grateful to my own parents who taught me the value of healthy homemade meals!

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  54. Right now we're simply working on kindness! There are so many poor examples out there (in children's books, TV shows aimed at toddlers, etc.) that model or make light of bad/unkind behavior. Modeling kindness, especially when it's not received, is how we're trying to foster kindness in her.

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  55. My little is still pretty little, but, I want her to first and foremost know how to love others, and love them where they are. We want her to love others as she wants to be loved, and to be kinder than necessary in all that she does! We do our best in our every day lives to model this for her, so she learns from us, and when she gets older, to instill in her how important it is to love others as Jesus loves us. :)

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  56. A love for reading is so important to me. To foster that skill/love we have family story time every night, make visits to the library and take books with us in long car trips.

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  57. No kids here yet either, but kindness is so important. I plan to teach my kids about it from example and through explicit lessons from books and stories, etc.

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  58. I feel it is important to have good manners, I also want to encourage reading and a love for music!

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  59. For me, the most important thing for my child to learn is to always be a daughter in Christ. We are a Christ and God centered home and I truly believe that kids grow from that, learning manners, having ambition, etc. If they always have a love for Jesus in their hearts - that's what matters.

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  60. To be kind to others... It sounds simple, and almost too obvious, but my mother has always told me "It is better to be kind than to be nice" and it's something I want my kids to understand and hopefully reflect as they grow into adults.

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  61. We definitely want our kids to be active, and at this age (4) we've been trying to expose them to a lot of activities, so down the road they can choose their favorite. Soccer and baseball for both, gymnastics and dance for our daughter, basketball for our son. And we really try to drive home the point that we just want them to have fun! It doesn't matter if someone is better, as long as they enjoy themselves that's all we want.

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  62. I don't have kids yet but my husband is one of the kindest people I've ever met - so of course, I have hope that this is something my children will inherit!

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  63. We hope our daughter is musically inclined too! But, I also want her to get into sports. I played soccer in college and my husband was a good golfer. I think sports teach kids a lot. Of course, as long as she finds a passion!

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  64. To appreciate and respect nature.

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  65. https://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/762820934981922816

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  66. I think manners and politeness are important skills to have. My husband and I lead by example for my kids and they are very polite kids.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  67. tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/763677583242240000
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  68. Teaching them about money, earning it, saving it and spending it wisely is important. But so is teaching them to be good, polite, kind and passionate people.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  69. tweeted https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/765048572836352001
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  70. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/773952282958426112
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  71. Gratitude. Being grateful and showing gratitude and appreciation.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  72. being creative

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  73. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/780026910201958401

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  74. I hope to foster the desire to get things accomplished! TO come up with ideas on how to make their lives better and then go for it :) I try to lead by example in order to show them how it's done :)
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  75. Tweeted :) - https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/782810187908337664
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

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  76. Reading and being creative.

    anmeet1@yahoo.com

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  77. https://twitter.com/mitadav/status/783857212724801536

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  78. Reading is probably the most important skill to me at the moment!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

    allisonrsdswain(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  79. Tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/allisonrswain/status/784154762430259201

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  80. https://twitter.com/myway070/status/786685976663973888
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  81. I think teaching my children about money, earning it, saving it and spending it wisely are all important skill.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  82. I want them to be bilingual. Still working on figuring out how, other than watching videos and reading books. I think language school has to be next.

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  83. Leading a healthy lifestyle is very important to us. We always give out reminders on good healthy eating and making sure to take vitamins every day.
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  84. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/810718985528504320

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  85. Money management and learning the value of money is an important skill. My son gets an allowance and he saves his money.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  86. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/810910134633431040

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  87. bravery... I try to remind them never to give up and be afraid of nothing. faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  88. 2nd entry https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/811414685199245317 faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  89. 2nd entry https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/811414685199245317 faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  90. bravery... I try to remind them never to give up and be afraid of nothing. faithjacklynsweeps@gmail.com

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  91. I don't have kids, but I used to work with them. I think the greatest gift is to nurture their love of reading and reading skills. I remember my dad telling me in high school that with good reading skills all the knowledge of the world was available to me and I would never be dependent on the skill level of my teachers. I'd also expose kids to as much as possible - art, science, music, other cultures and foods, theatre, sports, etc. then allow them to follow where their curiosity leads them.

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  92. tweet - https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/811474830398656513

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  93. I hope my kids learn to cook. My mom taught me and I'm trying to foster it in my boys.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  94. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/811650790154702848.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  95. i wanted my daughter to have good manners - i think i taught her well as she is grown and does.

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  96. i posted a tweet here: https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/813079476275937280

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  97. I support my children's interests and passions by letting them follow
    their own path and being there to support whatever they choose to pursue.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  98. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/813946221668814848
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  99. I don't have kids but the #1 skill my mother trained me in was not giving in to peer pressure. I have never and will never do this. I lost friends over it thru the years but never regreted standing up for myself or what I believe in. True friends won't expect you to go against those things anyway, so no real loss there. hahaha!

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  100. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/814159132152463360
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  101. To always let me know what she is feeling or how she is feeling because she gets sick often and to make the teachers aware of she is feeling bad

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  102. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/814331529170186240

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  103. Kindness is the most important skill!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  104. Right now we are working with her to have good manners! That is really important to both of us! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  105. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/814956252644175873

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  106. I always thought the social skills were most important. I wanted my kids to know how to treat people well. On the practical side, I wanted them to know how to cook so they would always be able to fix a decent meal for themselves.

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  107. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/814987791096573952

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  108. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/815024595740852224
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  109. What skill... I would say following directions. Whether spoken or written.
    seyma_bennett AT hotmail

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  110. https://twitter.com/SeymaShabbir/status/815041613080788992
    seyma_bennett AT hotmail

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  111. I want my son to learn about finances.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  112. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/815084577328918528

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  113. I volunteer at the botanic gardens and love to teach kids about plants and our world. Paying attention is a skill.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  114. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/815317328250310656

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  115. My baby is still a toddler so I feel that all skills are very important right now! That being said, we really try to foster her creativity and independence in learning by encouraging her to learn while playing with toys and by trying to do things on her own!

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  116. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/krisgan07/status/815344177932279809

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  117. Trying out these great L’il Critters vitamins is on the calendar very soon.

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  118. I publicly Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/versatileer/status/815361052347105280

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  119. I want our kids to have a love of reading, so I started reading to our kids very early and read to them a lot!

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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  120. Tweeted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/saverang/status/815410826278567936

    Andysavi.Mom@gmail.com

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