Love Blog – express love to your children with simple actions and words

Demonstating patience, tolerance and respectfulness is one of the most important lessons that you can teach your child. Our patience is constantly being tested when we have to stand in line at the grocery store or at the bank, wait in heavy traffic, at a doctors office or simply for the ketchup to slide out. Just as we expect to be treated with respect and tolerance so should we treat others in the same way. We are so busy in our daily lives and having to tolerate inconveniences sometimes pushes us beyond our limit. If you allow yourself to lose control and blow your top your child will see this as the natural way to handle a situation and imitate your behavior in other situations that might come up. Remember that what you do and say is seen and heard by your greatest admirer. Choose your words and actions with care because what you teach your child he/she will teach his children. By showing patience, tolerance and respectfulness to everyone around you, you are helping make the world a better place for you, your child and future generations to come.

A childs happiest moments are when a parent praises him/her for a job well done, an accomplishment, or for just being himself. The best time to tell your child how you feel is the moment you think it and feel it. It is easy to let a moment pass because your mind skips on to other thoughts. Hold on to this thought and share it. keeping feelings to yourself loses an opportunity for you and your child to talk and to know the love you feel for each other. A child thrives on your praise, acceptance and love. Open up and let him/her know how you feel. Telling your child “I love you” makes the moment complete. It is moments like this that bring you and your child closer together with a sense of pride and belonging that lasts a lifetime. When you show your child love, respect and praise you are laying a strong groundwork for future generations to come.

It only takes a moment and can make all the difference in your child’s day. Telling your child “I love you” gives him/her a sense of security and wellbeing that will stay with him throughout the day. These simple words carry a deep meaning and are so important for some they even remember the moment, the date, the time and the reason it was said. “I love you” validates your child’s importance to your life. Make it a priority everyday and relish the moment when your child responds with “I love you too”.

Do you have a short fuse?

October 12th, 2010

Anger is an emotion that we all feel at some time or another. How we deal with this emotion determines whether we have a long fuse or a short fuse. Someone with a long fuse is able to work through his/her anger without making those closest to him uncomfortable or fearful. Someone with a short fuse ignites before giving himself/herself a chance to find out if what he is feeling really is anger or if it is disappointment. When someone has a short fuse that level of rational thinking disappears and an irrational behavior takes over. When someone lets his/her anger get out of control he loses more than his anger. He loses the respect of those closest to him and instills fear. So how does one stop before he/she loses control and has a burst of anger or fit of rage? How does one prepare for unexpected events that might trigger this loss of control? Acknowleging that one has a short fuse is the first obstacle to overcome. Taking responsibiltiy for how you act out your anger is the biggest step and the hardest. Begin by noticing if you have clenched teeth and tension in your neck. If you do, then practice relaxing your teeth, jaw and neck muscles by actually feeling them release and relax. It is impossible to be angry with relaxed jaws and unclenched teeth. Be prepared to recognize when the emotion of anger is apparent. Concentrate and say to yourself “I can control my emotions”. Be in control before anger takes control of you.

History repeats itself. If you were raised in a loving home where praise, respect and love was regularly shown, then you will probably give your child the same type of home life that you had. If you were raised in an abusive home than you may raise your child as you were. We imitate what we have seen at home and the same goes for our children. Abuse of any type can destroy a persons self esteem, ability to give or accept love and makes forming relationships difficult, if not impossible. If you knew abuse as a child decide now that your child will be raised with kindness, respect and love. Decide today to put an end to abuse forever and start weaving the thread of love for your child and future generations to come.

Coping with daily responsibilities of parenting can sometimes be more than one can handle. It might feel as though everything is coming down on you at once. Feeling overwhelmed can turn a simple job into monumental chaos. Before things get out of control and you say or do something that you regret, you must be tuned in to how you are feeling. If you know that you are feeling overwhelmed ask for help. Find a councelor, clergy or family services in your area. You don’t have to go through this alone. You may think that asking for help shows weakness but, in fact, it shows courage. Help is just a phone call away. Do what you need to do for yourself and your child – ask for help.

What is the “thread of love”?

September 29th, 2010

As we go through life those who mean the most to us leave lasting memories of love that we treasure throughout our lives. The “thread of love” they have given to us we then pass on to those we love. This continuous “thread” that is passed from generation to generation is always present in our life and gives us strength when we feel weak, joy when we feel sad and pride to be who we are. From the moment of birth, everyone needs to feel loved. Love is an important element in everyone’s life and, like a thread that weaves throughout our lives, is passed from one generation to the next. Telling your child often that you love him/her keeps the “thread of love” weaving. It is this “thread” that makes up the fabirc of our lives and should be strong, unbreakable and never ending. Keep weaving the “thread of love” and make a difference in the lives of future generations to come. For more information

As a parent you are faced with the everyday task of raising your child with the ultimate goal of preparing him/her to live independently as an adult. Asking your child what type of cereal he would like for breakfast or letting him choose what to wear each day may seem insignificant but, it actually plays a big part in this preperation. If you make every decision for your child he will be incapable of making decisions for himself. Your job is to prepare your child for life as an adult, to be independent, confident making decisions. Instilling confidence in your child involves more than decision making. Showing him/her love, respect and appreciation gives him confidence to face lifes challenges. What the future holds in store for your child is unknown but, knowing that he/she is loved by his parents gives one inner strength to face all that life has in store. When he/she becomes a parent he will instill the same confidence in his child, weaving the thread of love, preparing him/her for life the same way that you prepared him. For more information

When speaking the language of love anytime is the right time. It can be said outloud, whispered quietly or anyway you chose. Saying it is what matters. Telling your child how much you love him/her lets your feelings be known with pleasure and pride. A child remembers important moments in his/her life and hearing the words “I love you” leaves an impression that lasts a lifetime and will be passed on to future generations to come. Being able to express your heartfelt feelings leads to good communication where anything and everything can be openly discussed. Start today telling your child “I love you” and see where the conversation leads. You will probably find out that you are loved too. For more information

Do you ask your child for help?

September 22nd, 2010

As adults we tend to think that we should know all the answers or be able to figure out how to do something without asking a child for help. Letting your child know that you need his/her help shows that you are vulnerable too. By opening up to your child that you need his advice or assistance invites communication and sharing that makes your relationship stronger. Your child will feel needed and you will appreciate the experience of engaging him/her in this personal time together. Knowing that you helped someone who needed you is a very satisfying experience and builds ones self esteem. Let your child know that there are times that you need his/her help for simple things and he will be there for the big things too. For more information

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