Listen

Our children are always saying something to us.  How wonderful it is for us and for them when we listen!  They tell stories, sing songs, express their happiness, and articulate discontent.  When we are having tough days, if we can take an extra moment or two to crouch down and tune in to what our children are telling us, we will find that our days become less tough because we have taken the time to hear our children.  A lot of times, our frustration stems from letting the noise of the day drown out our children’s voices and our children’s calls to us.  If we keep a listening ear out, and if we are always ready to enter in to the special world of our children, then we will increase the joy that we experience on this journey of child-friendly parenting.

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