Think a minute…They say, “Love is blind.” So when a guy’s in love with a girl and he wants his family to like her, do you think he’ll say anything bad about her to his family?
Would he tell his parents that his girlfriend is stupid?
Or that she’s lazy and can’t cook? I seriously doubt it! It’s just the opposite. He points out only his girlfriend’s good qualities to his family.
You see, when you’re in love, you’re blind to your boyfriend’s or girlfriend’s weaknesses. And even if you do see their faults, it just doesn’t seem that bad or important. Because after all…you’re in love with that person!
You know whom else we need to love like that? It’s our own children. Do you realize that our kids believe the things we say to them? So when you and I tell our children that they’re stupid, lazy, or bad, they really believe it!
With our words, we parents can actually kill any self-confidence our kids have! Because if a child believes us when we tell them that he or she is dumb, weak, or can’t do anything well, then they won’t.
That’s just what they’ll become! One of the most important gifts we can give our kids is to love them without conditions and help them believe in themselves. Since whatever our kids believe about themselves is what they are going to become!
So when you and I tell our kids that they’re smart, good with their hands, or that they’re good-looking. When we tell them that we will always love them no matter what they do or how they look.
When we tell them their good points every day. We’re not giving our kids a big head or spoiling them! Rather, we’re building their self-confidence and preparing them to succeed and handle life well!
You see, if you want your children to succeed, then it’s your job to give them a chance! It’s your responsibility to make your kids believe in themselves and what God designed them to be.
And for you to succeed in doing that as their parent, you must use the power of positive talk! You must encourage your children and building their confidence every day by the way you talk to them.
So Dad and Mom, if you haven’t already, won’t you ask Jesus to forgive you and start changing you into a new person and parent to your kids? It’s only then you can help them start becoming what God made them to be and fulfill His plan for their lives. Just Think a Minute…