Monday, April 13, 2009

Loving Your Children

Gathering At the Well

I have given much thought and prayer to this discussion.
Todays topic for discussion over AT The Well is love your children.....
The descissin questions are:
Discuss openly your thoughts about this study.
Do you have anyghing to add?
Do you remain concerned about something?
Most parents love and care for their children, but sometimes a child may not know she is loved. She may feel that no matter what she does, her parents don't love her.
Other times, she may think that her parents only love her when she is good.
Being loved is not the same as feeling loved. It's not enough to know that you love
your child...
you must be certain that she knows it!
To love your child is to let her know you love her.
Many times for a child, the small things are what counts
A smile,
a hug,
and your presence can let him know you love him.
On the other hand,
your tone
of voice,
or gestures can give your child the wrong message.
If you are always in a hurry, your child will think that you are too busy
to pay attention to him. If you only show that you love him when he does
something to please you, he might start to feel that you are not happy to have
Children who don't feel loved behave very differently from those who do.
A child who feels loved is not afraid to try new things, and he knows that if he
fails, he can count on his parent's support. These children don't need to try hard to prove to themselves and to others that they are worthwhile.
In loving our children we should be sure that your child feels loved:
Be careful about what your words and actions might say,
Don't wait till they till she does something tho please let her know
you love her anyway.
Be Patient and understanding about her mistakes.
For example, if she spills the milk several times, instead of assuming that she's
is doing it on purpose, try to help her by giving her a smaller glass.
Don't criticize her in front of others.
Take time daily to listen and talk to your child and show interest in her activities.
Don't be afraid to touch your child,
hug her,
and kiss her.
let her know that no matter what happens, you will always love her.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow,
yet we forget that he is someone today.


  1. "We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." Great quote!

  2. Amen,...I think my love for them was sincere and they all three knew that I would love them no matter what!