Take a moment to listen to your child

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Take a moment to listen
To what your children are trying to say;
Listen today, whatever you do
Or they wont’ be there to listen to you.
Listen to their problems. Listen for their
needs,
Praise their smallest triumphs, praise their
smallest deeds;
Tolerate their chatter, amplify their laughter.
Find out what’s the matter; find out what
they’re after.
But tell them that you love them, every
single night;
And though you scold them, be sure you
hold them;
Tell them “Everything’s all right; tomorrow’s
looking bright.”
Take a moment to listen today.
To what your children are trying to say;
Listen today, whatever you do.
And they will come back to listen to you!!

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Because life reminded me that we truly don’t have unlimited time with our kids I have become a bit more tolerant of the eye rolls, a bit more relaxed about the have-to-do things. A few more minutes to stay up, an extra hour to browse at the mall, another cookie, maybe a pat on the head as I walk by.

~Stay Strong~

DarcSunshine

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6 thoughts on “Take a moment to listen to your child

  1. Loooooovvvvveee this. Being a yeller myself, and freaking out far too many times, I realized one day that I don’t want my kids to fear me, nor not open up to me. I want them to know and feel that they can come to me about anything at all. That they won’t be judged, but they will receive help and a listening ear, with hopefully aged wisdom.
    Thanks for this reminder.
    🙂

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  2. Listening to children is so important! I’m really happy to read this and know that there is, indeed, an army of angels…💙

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