It’s come to my attention that the vast majority of problems could be solved if we followed some fundamental rules. Nope, college courses are not necessary. Rather, all we need is a trip down memory lane…

11 Life Lessons I Learned In Kindergarten…

1. Share. It’s true: sharing is caring. Whether you’re a pro in your field with information to share or just have an extra (healthy) cookie. Share. Just as the classroom was a better place when we all shared, so too is the world.

2. Look both ways before crossing the street. Yes, even if you’re texting. (Especially if you’re texting.)

3. Wash your hands before eating. The sandbox may still be one of the germiest places of all time (in my head anyway), but the subway is pretty darn gnarly too. A little soap and water does everyone good – especially if you’re sharing.

4. Play fair. Follow the rules, watch out for your teammates and don’t play dirty. No one likes a cheater (case in point: John Edwards). And no biting…outside of the bedroom (if you’re into that sorta thing).

5. Find a buddy. Even The New York Times today wrote about the importance of female companionship across species as a necessary means of survival. Literally, it can be a matter of life or death.

6. Say you’re sorry. It’s amazing how far two words can take you in the world. Admit mistakes and learn from them. Say, “I’m sorry.” Your ego will forgive you for the minor discretion.

“Say, ‘I’m sorry.’ Your ego will forgive you.”
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8. Clean up after yourself. No one likes a slob – and, trust me, if the cuteness points didn’t work when you were 5, they’re not going to work now. Face it: you ‘aint getting any cuter than the 3 and a half foot version of you.

9. No hitting. Seriously. It’s a non-negotiable whether you’re 6 or 66. Keep your hands to yourself. (Except when following rule #11)

10. Put things back where you found them. Whether you borrow a pen from a co-worker or use the Kettlebells at the gym, put them back where you found them. Everyone will be happier in the end (and you may just be able to find what you’re looking for in the future too.)

11.Β Hold hands. It’s a scary world out there…holding hands makes everything better.

“It’s a scary world out there…
holding hands makes everything better.”
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ps. Have any other life lessons you think too many of us have forgotten? Share them below!


  1. Learned or choose to follow these basic life lessons…

    However, I must say well said Alexis! I think all this stuff is pretty much common sense too.

  2. I think I would also add Respect/Courteous/ Treat others the way you would like to be treated :)

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