Love Your Children Uniquely

Love Your Children Uniquely

Each child has a unique and evolving personality. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish in Siblings Without Rivalry say “To be loved uniquely – for one’s own special self – is to be loved as much as we need to be loved.” Each child is different and unique in all character and physical traits. There are no two children the same. To ensure that our children know that they are special and loved and that they will develop good self esteem, here are a list of important things to consider doing with your children: set aside time for each child be an attentive listener recognize and nurture their individual talents accept each child for who he/she is give up unrealistic expectations separate the child from the behavior keep from confiding in one child about another create an atmosphere of family support for each child’s unique gifts or talents or projects create work or fun projects together as a family unit remember equality doesn’t always bring justice Remember each child is a unique gift from God. By loving and treating each one uniquely, children will feel secure, loved and accepted....

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You are never too old to learn

You are never too old to learn

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”.  That quote from Jim Rohn, who wrote The Art of Exceptional Living has traveled many business circles.  Think about it in your personal life. Have you ever thought about who you hang out with the most? Have you ever thought about who was a positive or negative influence in your life? Have you ever had a friend negate an idea of yours or tell you that you couldn’t do something? I want to encourage you to take a different look at who you are spending the most time with. Are you inspired, accepted, encouraged, challenged, or motivated after being around him or her? Are they contributing to your personal growth and success? While working at doing something new, I became intentional to seek out and spend more time with others whom could challenge me and stretch me in an area that is out of my comfort zone. While I still want to hang with my friends whom I am comfortable with, I am finding opportunities to be with some new people who are not only a source of encouragement, but have a great amount of good ideas and suggestions. You are never too old to learn....

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