It is the Little Things That Matter The Most In A Child's Life
Most psychologists agree that the first 6 years of a child’s life is when their mood and temperament is cultivated and developed. There is a saying “A person's attitude will determine their altitude in life." This is why it is important for parents to cultivate a caring loving home environment.
Children mimic the mood and the behavior of their parents; therefore it is important for parents to speak and behave in a positive way when interacting with children. When there is a balance of praise and constructive criticism in the early years of a child's life, a spirit of confidence and self worth is usually infused.
Children are the future doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, barbers, mechanics and rest home attendants, they are leaders in training. The next Dr. King or Dr. Graham may be residing in someone's home. This is why it is important for parents to be positive role models.
It is the little things that matters the most in a child's life. It is those times when the television is turned off, or a newspaper is caste aside to listen to what is being said. Children value loving caring relationships and words of encouragement more than they value expensive toys.
The time spent attending a tennis match, a basketball game or the time taken out of a busy schedule to attend church or a dance recital is more valuable than silver or gold. Spending quality time with children is essential for their physical and spiritual development.
It is the love that is shown to a child that matters the most, it is the tears of joy when they take their first steps or speak their first words but most important of all it is the prayers and hugs they receive as they grow from infancy to maturity.
The little things that we do for our children will determine the big things that they do in life. Let us nurture and develop a renewed spirit of love, peace and hope for our nation’s youth.
Rev. Micheal J. Darby