Monday, July 18, 2011

20 Ways To Enjoy Your Children


1. Laugh with them, often.


2. Don't wish your day away.


3. Don't wish they were older/younger.


4. Tell them you love them all the time. Show them even more.


5. Listen to them; really listen to them.


6. Look them in the eye when they talk to you.


7. Don't compare them to other children.


8. Love them where they are at.


9. Give them lots of hugs and kisses.


10. Don't be their best friend, be their parent.


11. Stick to your rules, be consistent.


12. Show them love by your careful discipline.


13. Speak kind words, don't yell.


14. Read to them/let them read to you.


15. Smile at them.


16. Pray for them specifically, daily!


17. Play with them.


18. Don't give them everything they want.


19. Sit together in church as a family.


20. Worship and serve together.



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7 comments :

  1. GREAT suggestions Traci!!

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  2. Great list! Applies to kids of all ages. :)

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  3. As the saying goes...the little things in life really are the big things. Thanks for sharing this awesome list.

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  4. awesome-ness! great list- and great way to start off a new week with my little ones :).

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  5. I love that list! I reckon it's so important to laugh together... my daughters and I laugh so much (sometimes too much! - we get the giggles and just can't stop!).
    I think what you say too about being a parent, not their friend, is so true. They need the security of that relationship.
    I loved all of the list :)

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  6. I love this. I am definately going to share it!

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