Sunday, September 30, 2007

How to Really Love a Child

I picked this up at a conference and tweaked it a bit because I wanted to share it with you, enjoy:

Be there. Say yes as often as possible. Let them bang on pots and pans. If they're crabby, let them take a bath. Love yourself. Realize how important it is to be a child. Go to a movie theatre in your pajamas. Read books out loud with joy. Invent fun things together. Remember how really small they are. Giggle a lot. Surprise them. Say NO when necessary. Teach feelings. Heal your own INNER child. Learn about parenting. HUG trees together. Make sharing emotions safe. Bake a cake and eat it with no hands. Go find elephants and kiss them. Plan to build a rocket ship. Imagine yourself MAGIC. Make lots of forts with blankets. Let your angel fly. Reveal your own dreams. Search out the positive. Keep the gleam in your eye. Mail letters to important figures (religious or other). Encourage SILLY. Plant licorice in your GARDEN. Open up. Stop yelling. Express your LOVE.... A LOT. Speak kindly. Paint their running shoes. HANDLE WITH CARING :)

Reference: Vosark

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