Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Celebrate each child!
Just like the flowers in a field and the snowflakes that fall from the sky, children are unique and wonderful. Our children are not born to us in order to fulfill our dreams and expectations. They are gifts to us, who depend on our love and care and affirmation of who they are, not what we expect them to be.
Watching a child grow and develop is the precious reward of parenting. Often we are surprised by the talents and interests of our own children.
Parents: take the time to help your children recognize and develop their own special interests and gifts. Support them in exploring their ideas and allow them to express themselves. Pay attention to them.
It sounds so simple but in our distracted and Internet connected lives, our children may not be getting the attention they deserve.
Remember that you have been given the amazing blessing of being a parent to a completely amazing, uniquely talented child. It's your job to educate, nurture, and allow that child to develop into all that he/she can be. So get busy loving, affirming and discovering everything about that wonderful blessing--your child.