What things are better than having kids

This is why educators suggest that if you want your child to be bilingual, you teach them at a very young age.

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Mastering technology

My 10-month-old is already able to navigate my iPhone, my iPad and our television’s remote control. Scary.

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Multitasking

Kids have loads of energy. If you tell a kid to clean their room, they’ll do it while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, dancing and finger painting a masterpiece.

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Adapting to change

When a big life change happens, like a cross-country move, young kids hardly flinch. They can pick right up where they left off.

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Building friendships

When was the last time you sat next to a stranger at Starbucks, broke the ice by telling them you like their fuzzy sweater, held a conversation and formed a lasting friendship? Probably never.

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Forgiving and not holding grudges

Few children go to bed at night and wake up remembering what made them mad the day before. That’s an endearing quality.

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Having fun

Even standing in line at the DMV can be interesting to a kid.

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Entertaining themselves

Give an adult a stick and they throw it in the woods. Give a kid a stick and it magically turns into a baseball bat, a sword or a pony.

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Loving unconditionally

Your kids don’t care if you’re overweight, grouchy in the morning or don’t have a lot of money. They love you no matter what.

Santa Claus. Easter Bunny. Tooth fairy. ‘Nuff said.

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Giving hugs

Not much is greater than a giant, heartfelt bear hug from a child.

My friend asked her daughter if she wanted to sleep at Grandma’s house and she said, “No. Nana’s mean, and so is Papa.” OK then.