Saturday, July 16, 2011


1.  Hug every morning.  2.  Go to zoos, parades and amusement parks.  3.  Hang their art and awards on the refrigerator.  4.  Create family traditions.  5.  Be patient.  6.  Apologize when grumpy.  7.  Go camping.  8.  Play tic-tac-toe and hide-and-seek.  9.  Always carry band aids and gum drops.  10.  Know their strengths.  11.  Compliment them.  12.  Encourage them.  13.  Appreciate them.  14.  Eat meals together.  15.  Slow down.  16.  Respect their privacy.  17.  Listen.  18.  Don't discipline in anger.  19.  Be consistent.  20.  Say "I love you" frequently.  21.  Let them be silly.  22.  Accept imperfections.  23.  Reward good behavior.  24.  Explain the rules clearly.  25.  Laugh often.  26.  Go to their favorite restaurant.  27.  Invite their friends over.  28.  Buy ice cream cones.  29.  Go on vacations.  30.  Know when to be gentle and when to be firm.  31.  Make birthdays unforgettable.  32.  Teach responsibility with respect.  33.  Choose your battles.  34.  Don't embarrass them.  35.  Help with schoolwork.  36.  Protect them.  37.  Build memories.  38.  Keep promises.  39.  Say "no" when needed.  40.  Don't yell.  41.  Give gifts.  42.  Model virtues.  43.  Pray with them.  44.  Pray for them.  45.  Tell them you are proud of them.  46.  Reach out.  47.  Count stars together.  48.  Talk every bedtime.  49.  Keep their hearts.  50.  Let go with a blessing.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reminding me of the important things in life. :) In my case I'd add laugh at their jokes, encourage their dreams and catch fire flies in a jar to glow on their bedside table. Blessings to you and your family!



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