Food for Thought Fridays: Some Days It’s All Our Kids Need to HearMari Hernandez-Tuten
I was on a little breakfast getaway with my boys and I brought along a book to read to them while we enjoyed our soft, chocolate filled croissants and freshly squeezed orange juice. The title of the crisp new book in my chocolate mess filled hands, A Tale of Two Pigs: Sidney and Norman by Phil Vischer.
I had won this book in a blog giveaway so I had no idea what it was about. I started to read the story and I was immediately touched by the story line. By the end of the book I knew that I too needed to be reminded of this simple truth that morning. Some days these simple phrases are all that we need to hear after we’ve messed up or had a bad day.
The book is faith-based, so the author was reminding us what God tells us. I knew, however, that I needed to share these truths not only in words, but also in my actions.
Some days these simple phrases are all that my kids need to hear from me after they have made bad choices or had a bad day at school. There is a time and place for lectures and reprimands, but maybe next time start it off with this:
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