Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Value of a Moment

Watch the way you talk to your kids.

            Do you listen?
            Do you ask them you they will solve their problem?

View the world from their eyes.

            Mirror their feelings.
                        You seem happy today.
                        I’ll bet that was fun.
                        Feeling a little sad?
                        Take some time to sort your feelings.

When they’ve done something good, respond positively.

            That was a very thoughtful way to handle that.
            Looks like you spent some time thinking about that.

Help a child look at their own process and feel encouraged about their actions.
Acknowledge your child's strengths.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss

Children are young for such a short time.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Dr. Seuss quote! I have been noting that parents do need to listen more and really try to mirrow their child's feelings and be more encouraging. This is such a tough world to live in at times. As a Grandmother I do find myself listening better to my grandchildren than I did to my children.
    As always, I learn great things when i read your thoughts.
    Sending love and hugs your way!