What is the lesson that is most important for my child to learn? There are so many life lessons to be learned through skating, through sports in general. It’s hard to think of a better tool for teaching perseverance, obedience, submission to authority, character in failure, or accepting consequences for our actions. There are so many worthy things for her to learn through this experience; all of them edifying, and all of them able to teach her an attribute of God. But the most important of all may be a lesson for her mother. A lesson to remember how God defines success.