What lessons do you hope to instill in your kids?

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

As a parent I’ve often thought to myself, “am I forgetting something,” when it comes to what I hope my kids will learn from me.

Obviously this could and should be a long list. Here’s a few, in no specific order, that ring loudly with me.

What else would YOU add?


Tell the people you love that you love them Life is short and you may not get the chance “next time”.

Be kind to others.

Treat people how you want to be treated.

Have fun.



Problem solving skills


Life is hard. Life without God is even harder

Be careful how you act out in the street – never know whose watching

Money is not the measure of success.






The Ten Commandments


Good Humor

To say please and thank you

Be good to people. [All people]

Learn balance



Take a chance

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

See the shades of gray . . .because few things in life are black and white.

~ concord carpenter

About the author

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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