I wanted to share these 5 things the kids will always remember with you today. Those things that they will look back on and remember that lesson that they learned from you, without even knowing it.
So many times, we, as parents, put our time and effort into teaching kids to follow the rules, etc… but we miss these huge opportunities of just encouragement. We miss opportunities to let our kids SEE what they should be doing. (teach by example). That is when it is important to remember that we should stop to think about what our kids will really remember.
Here are some things that I remember my parents doing… that I now try to do with our children:
They were true and they showed us how much they cared for one another. They were kind and had fun spending time together. If they argued, we also watched them talk through it and hug afterward. I think that helped me more, to see them work through an argument than if they had the “closed door heated discussions.”. I saw that conflict was inevitable but that it was worth talking through and loving each other all the same. That is the example that I want to see.
Thanks to Emily at Therossettoblog.com for today’s post