Give your kids the best of you…

Kids BestOfYouLR


Affirmation #3

Affirmation 3

there’s a kid in every one of us…

Kids Playing George Shaw lr

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That all important question we ask our children…

Instead of that all important question you ask your children being “What do you want to be when you grow up?” shouldn’t it be “WHO do you want to be when you grow up?” …changing that one word can change you
r child’s whole perspective on life.

When you ask your child something so life encompassing as to look into their future and really ponder what it might look like and how they grow into it, don’t you think it would be much more important that they focus on their character instead of their career? If all of our children looked into their hearts and thought about WHO they are and all the unique qualities they possess and what they can share with the world, it would serve everyone much more than trying to label themselves as this or that.

Ask your child who they want to be as they grow up and open up that beautiful, curious mind. Start a conversation of discovery and mindful thinking. Help them understand how special they are.

Love who you are

The things that make you feel awkward about yourself now may possibly be the qualities that you appreciate the most later in life.
– h.burket

Affirmations for Children #25

Affirmations for Children #25

for all those weary-eyed parents…

for all those weary-eyed parents…

i carry your heart…




Affirmation #23


Children, you can be anything…

Children, you can be anything…

children, a standard of grace…



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Parents, they’re only ours for a moment…

Don’t grow up too fast…
my heart drops as I let go of her bike for the first time without training wheels. How can I feel so excited in this moment for her when my heart is pierced with such a sharp rush of sadness? She’s growing up — and it takes my breath away and leaves me still with such a bittersweet sadness. Does it really have to be this hard? Why does every ounce of me want to hold on to her so tight? Dare she be able to grow! And then it hits me, they’re only ours for a moment. How beautifully cruel and blissfully amazing it is to be a parent. Their childhood flies by in slow motion. It’s that old saying “the days are long but the years are short.” Whoever wrote that definitely has been here before.

We can’t keep them from growing up, so what are we to do?
Live in every moment we can.
Be present in their presence.
Cherish, listen and love unconditionally.
Guide them with love in the right direction.
Be mindful of our words and actions.
Feel deeply every hug they give with open arms.
Build their confidence, guard their hearts, lift them up.
Feed their soul with goodness.
Show them the beauty in life.
Take hold of their heart and inspire their mind.
Watch them grow into every beautiful thing they are meant to be.
And then, with proud hearts and teary eyes…
Watch them fly.
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a great example for parents…

The best inheritance you can leave your kids is an example of how to live a full and meaningful life.
Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful — you acted on it.

—Dan Zadra

you are the world

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Affirmation #22

Affirmation #22

10 amazing qualities children can learn from their parents

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I love this post by Desirée at The 36th Avenue :

Ten valuable qualities that children can learn from their parents. She gives such simple but powerful insight into being a positive role model for your child and the importance of gratitude, integrity and loving yourself. Really loved it, a must read!   ♥