Off Topic Friday – 50 Ways to Love Your Children

2 10 2009
  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-to and hide-and-seek
  9. Always carry Band-Aids and gumdrops
  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 and 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. Talk with their teachers
  46. Tell them you’re proud of them
  47. Reach out
  48. Count stars together
  49. Talk every bedtime
  50. Let go with a blessing

Taken from The Big Book of Lists to live by For Everything that Really Matters compiled by Alice Gray, Dr. Steve Stephens, & John Van Diest

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