Green Crocodile Box
Posted on 31 May 2012
The source for fully loving a child is found within each and every parent’s heart; it’s the capacity to love.
L is for Limit-setting. Whoever invented the word love knew that the first letter needed to stand for limit-setting. Good behavior just doesn’t happen. Appropriate behavior and the benefits of hard work—sticking with something until it’s done well—need to be learned through consistent limit-setting.
O is for Open Communication. Being understood builds self-worth. It means first listening to a child, especially during a conflict, and then putting the L into play—limit-setting. Yelling and consequences are not open communication.
V is for Valuing. At the center of love is the letter V for valuing and validating. Disciplining children effectively requires both V’s; they are as important as a child’s need for food. Value two things: what your child does right every day and the feelings a child has during a conflict.
E is for Empathy. Teaching your child to stand in another person’s shoes ensures less risk for physical health problems and develops kindness, compassion, and quality intimacy. It’s the lifeblood of enduring close relationships, the most gratifying life success your child can experience.
Tomorrow is International Children’s Day. Surprise your son or daughter with an instructive homemade gift idea: a stunning gift box filled with the
GREATEST WISDOM QUOTES AND SAYINGS ABOUT LIFE FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
For instance you could create a lovely crocodile box. Get inspiration from here:
Open the mouth of it and fill it with your messages. They can be downloaded from here:
One day only one message should be read by the receiver of this sweet gift of yours!