Monday, October 31, 2011
3 Ways Words Speak to your Child
One of the blogs I enjoy reading, http://www.thebettermom.com/, shares great encouragement for moms and I wanted to share just a couple of posts with you today that I've found encouraging and convicting. Please take time to click on the links provided and read the simple truths!
First, back in August (I know, hard to believe it is already November . .almost!), one of the writes of the website, wrote a great article on 3 Ways Words Speak to Your Child. (It actually links back to the authors own blog). We all know the simple words to the children's rhyme "Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones but words will never hurt me" and we all know that is not true! This post gives some great truths on how to use words to help your children become stronger people. As moms, we have the power of words to use every day - but how do we use them? I re-read this article periodically as a reminder to use my words wisely.
Second, just today, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen posted A Child's 10 Commandments. Wow, take time to read that and then, put it into action this week - I plan on printing this information and posting it near my desk to help me remember some simple truths about my children!
Finally, there is another blog that I have started to read entitled An Inch of Gray. This family recently lost their son in a freak accident during all of that flooding that occurred early this fall out East. She posted this post on her blog thanking her son for all that he taught them. As I read it, it reminded me of the things I should be looking for in my kids as well as modeling for them so they can learn. I don't think when she wrote those simple truths that she thought they would be used to teach other parents how to be better - yet that is what it has done.
I believe that if you take time to read through these posts, you will learn lessons just as I did and also, your heart will be touched.