It is amazing to think that a child, only in the world a few years would be able to comprehend the directives we give to them. I ask a child do you know what I mean? They give this blank look, or tell me its something daddy did. I've learned that they learn by example. I invite them to do things with me. I start the process. For example: I want them to hold their glass and not spill it. We take a glass together and walk across the kitchen holding it until we get to the table. Make a game out of it until they are doing what you want by them selves. One other point. I had a child that hated to shut the french doors to the livingroom after he went in. I wanted them kept shut to keep the dog out of the room. No matter how may times I told him, he just couldn't remember to do it. My husband finally pointed out to me, I wish we were as perfect as we expect our kids to be. Show loving kindness and mercy. For this is what we want.
at 4:39 AM on Sep. 10, 2010