The Joy of Parenting

  1. I want them to be kind people with integrity. People who say what they mean and mean what they say. Honesty is paramount.
  2. Having a strong work ethic can get you through so much. If you can learn to enjoy hard work, you have a lot of control over your life.
  3. I want them to have relationships that bring them joy, and to bring joy to others. Being generous with their time, talent and treasure — whatever that looks like in their circumstance- will ultimately come back to them in happiness.
  4. I want them to be able to feed themselves and keep a roof over their head. Having a level of independence and self sustainability is important.
  5. I would like them to know that there are things that are bigger than them- that they are not the center of the Universe. I hope that this translates into a relationship with their Creator.



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Catherine Flax

Catherine Flax


Advisor, Mentor, Speaker, Writer. Fintech and Commodities Professional. Wife, mother, grandmother and devout Catholic. Views expressed are my own.