Kids' Little Instructions on Life



Source: The Scottish Studies Foundation


Never trust a dog to watch your food.

Patrick, Age 10

When you want something expensive, ask your grandparents.

Matthew, Age 12

Never smart off to a teacher whose eyes and ears are twitching.

Andrew, Age 9

Wear a hat when feeding seagulls.

Rocky, Age 9

Sleep in your clothes so you'll be dressed in the morning.

Stephanie, Age 8

Never try to hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

Rosemary, Age 7

Don't flush the john when your dad's in the shower.

Lamar, Age 10

Never ask for anything that costs more than five dollars when your parents are doing taxes.

Carrol, Age 9



Never bug a pregnant mom.

Nicholas, Age 11

Don't ever be too full for dessert.

Kelly, Age 10

When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don't answer him.

Heather, Age 16

Never tell your mom her diet's not working.

Michael, Age 14

Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat.

Joel, Age 12

When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the phone.

Alyesha, Age 13

Never try to baptize a cat.

Laura, Age 13

Never spit when on a roller coaster.

Scott, Age 11

Never do pranks at a police station.

Sam, Age 10

Beware of cafeteria food when it looks like it's moving.

Rob, Age 10



Never tell your little brother that you're not going to do what your mom told you to do.

Hank, Age 12

Remember you're never too old to hold your father's hand.

Molly, Age 11

Listen to your brain. It has lots of information

Chelsey, Age 7

Stay away from prunes.

Randy, Age 9

Never dare your little brother to paint the family car

Phillip, Age 13

Forget the cake, go for the icing.

Cynthia, Age 8

Remember the two places you are always welcome – church and grandma's house.

Joanne, Age 11


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry quotes The Little Prince

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.