Do this ONE THING for your child

Do this ONE THING for your child


By Becky Mansfield

I want to tell you a story that I always keep in the back of my mind…

I watched an episode on Oprah once, where Maya Angelou told Oprah that one time her son brought her a picture that he had made and when he showed it to her, she didn’t give him her full attention and just said something like “it’s nice”.

He then took the picture, ripped it up and threw it away. When she asked him why, he said that it was because she didn’t like it. She vowed there and then to pay attention to everything that he showed her.

He truly valued her opinion, as I know that our children value ours. I always felt like I had my Mom’s full attention, and I still do. I know that if I am talking to her, she is listening.

What a wonderful feeling to know that someone cares about you enough to really LISTEN.

Do your kids know that you are listening? Do they know that they are your priority?

I’m not saying that we stop what we are doing every time, to look at every picture, craft and invention, but I am saying that when we put our kids’ needs high on our list, it shows. They are more confident and they feel more loved. We are filling up their love tanks… filling their buckets with love and kindness… and when their bucket is THAT full, the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.

Let’s lift up our kids today.


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