Teach me to love and care for myself
Through your positive example.
I will learn much more from what you do
Than from anything you could ever say.
Notice me often,
And take joy in my existence,
So that I grow up to feel special
And know that I am loved.
Listen to me
With an open ear and a loving heart,
So that I learn to understand my feelings
And trust that my needs will be heard.
Play with me often.
Let down your guard and be more carefree.
The memories will last long,
And our connection even longer
Focus on what I’m doing right,
And tell me when you appreciate me,
So that I learn to feel worthy
And motivated to do even more.
Tell me more about life,
Your hopes, dreams and successes,
So that I come to know you as a person
And can call you my friend,
As well as my parent.
What All Children Want Their Parents To Know
Parental influence on children in the first 12 years of their lives have a permanent effect. Unfortunately, children come with no user manual. Each child is different from the other. Discuss how to handle emotional and educational needs of your child here.