A’s of parenting
The surgery on Sindy was successful. I am amazed at her resilience. She continues to fight. It is heartbreaking to watch but Arolodo shows her such compassion she continues to fight.
Gladys has done a wonderful job of preparing Christmas for the children.
There are 3 more “A’s” of parenting.
- Be aware
- Be Assertive
- Be Accepting
- Be Approachable. One of the biggest problems is emotional distance from your children Be close to your child. Spend quality time with them. Laugh with them, play with them and enjoy them. Take them on walks and outings and vacations. Truly connect with them.
- Be Affectionate. Hug them often and tell them you love them every day. Give them compliments and encourage them versus discouraging them. Don’t yell, hit, name call or belittle them. Treat them gently and with respect. Treasure them.
- Be Alert. The world is full of dangers and temptations. As parents we are protectors. Watch over your children and warn them. Protect them without being paranoid. Most importantly of all pray for them.