Saturday, December 13, 2008

Top Ten Parenting Tips - Says me

10. Never set yourself up as perfect!

9. Say what you mean ~ and mean what you say!

8. Boys need eye contact when giving instruction or correction.

7. Don't feel you have to go into a long explanation for every thing you ask or tell your children to do. It is enough sometimes for them to "just" obey.

6. Do discuss things at their level. You don't have to tell a three year old "everything". That is not what they are asking for...

5. Do tell your child that you love them...every day!

4. Laughter, hugs and kisses are good for the soul!

A Juvenile African Elephant Joins Trunks with its Parent by Roy Toft
A Juvenile African Elephant Joins Trunks with its Parent

Polar Bear Family
Polar Bear Family

The First Kiss
The First Kiss

3. A daily dose of God's Word for you...a spoonful for the children... does wonderful things in helping your days go easier and in laying the foundation for those teen years.

2. Love your spouse! The kids are watching and learning!

1. Pray daily for God's guidance and wisdom!

There you have it...All I have to share today!
♥♥Becky K.♥♥


Mrs. Rabe said...

Those are great tips. So true!

Elijah's Mommy said...

Thanks for the tips! The pictures are so cute!

Jacquelynne said...

All good tips! I have one more- don't be afraid to admit when you are wrong and apologize to your children- they will respect your honesty and humility. (Admittedly, this is still a tough one for me!)

Tracy said...

great post! I love the animal pictures.

Liza's Eyeview said...

Excellent tips - thank you.

Alicia said...

Great list Becky!!!