Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Showing you care

Radio Commentary

During this holiday season, it’s appropriate to note that a parent’s love is the foundation of a child’s self-esteem.
And though you might feel it’s already understood, sometimes it’s important to say it out loud.
A child simply can’t hear those words too often, but they are especially important before a child leaves for school and before bed at night.

There are infinite variations on ways to say you care. Here are some common forms the message can take:

“You’re important to me.”

“You brighten my day.”

“You mean the world to me.”

“That’s really great.”

“Well done!”

“What a good job you did.”

A big hug counts, too. In fact, sometimes it’s a good idea to think up new ways to say and show you care.

If a child has a strong sense of self-worth, that’s more than half the battle for facing anything that can arise.

That strength is important both inside and outside the classroom.