A little girl's mom had no formal education, but she taught her a most valuable life lesson.

Kids learn a lot in school, but we shouldn't forget the value of hands-on experience.

Fair warning: This made me tear up in the sweetest, mushiest way possible. Your turn.

If you don't have time to watch the video, here's what happened.

Nin's mom didn't have a formal education, but like all parents, she wanted to teach her daughter important life lessons.


So she did one of the best things we can do as parents and teachers: She taught her through real-life experience.

When Nin's mom turned pineapple into "ice cream," Nin thought of a great idea: She could sell it!

Nin went to the market and gave it her all, but she was unsuccessful.

Her mom made a simple suggestion but one that that is often overlooked. Instead of telling Nin what to do or having her read about a solution, she told Nin to watch and talk to the people who had success doing something similar.

Nin took her mom's advice. And guess what? It worked! By observing others, she figured out how to successfully sell their "pineapple ice cream" at the market.

But more importantly, Nin learned a lesson that she carried with her as she grew up, went to college, and became a teacher: Sometimes the best way to learn is through observation and trial and error — including failure.

This really is a true story. You can read more about Nin here. Now that she's a teacher, she's using the important lesson her mom taught her to help her students grow.

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