I have a list. I'm just scratching the surface though on topics I would bring up and some of the advice I might give.
- Don't do drugs. But, it's really not enough just to say that. If I had a kid, I'd want him to see the effects drugs have. How it destroys lives. Same with excessive drinking. Maybe sitting in at meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous would paint a powerful picture as a deterrent.
I'd also tell my kid I can be used as an excuse to leave any party serving alcohol and passing drugs. Ring me by cell to call back with a fake angry phone call. To create the impression my kid has to return immediately. Or, I knock on the door to drag my kid back home. Or, simply to claim an early curfew is why my kid has to leave.
- Passive Income. The subject was barely touched by parents and schools in my day. With each passing year, this is becoming a more and more important subject. Learning about investing wisely and various ways to earn passively early can help a great deal later in life.
- Mistakes, failures, and rejection are merely lessons. Try to discard the negative emotions. Grow stronger from failure, by focusing on your goals and how you'll feel when you accomplish them. When one door closes, there's always another door you can open.
Well, that's about it currently. ^^ Barely scratching the surface, but I think all the subjects are important.