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A HARSH WORLD

I had a conversation with another person who remarked that the world is getting harsher because mothers are too permissive or refuse to discipline their children. 

I had to disagree.  The world is not getting harsher because parents are too permissive or refuse to discipline their children.

The world is getting harsher ……………

Because most people work for low wage jobs,

Because health care is denied to many who do not have the money to purchase it,

Because people are hungry,

Because we would rather fight wars with other countries and with our own children than search for less violent ways to communicate with each other,

Because we fear others who are not like us,

Because we warehouse our children in day care centers where there are too many children and not enough teachers or moms or dads, and not enough playground space, and not enough trees, and not enough outside time to run and be free,

          Because we do not tell our children enough that they are loved for no other reason than that we love them.

And that is why the world is so broken.

And that is why the world is so sad.

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6 WORDS YOU SHOULD SAY TODAY

By Rachel Stafford

Rachel Stafford suggested that parents should say to their children:

I love to watch you play softball. 

I love to watch you having fun. 

I love to make cookies with you. 

I love to………..

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I tried this little technique of saying “I would love to …………..” to my now grown up niece and nephew.  I emailed my nephew and wrote, “I would love to play board games with you when I come back to visit.”  And to my niece, I wrote, “I would love to go rock hunting with you when I come back to visit.”

Gee, talk about high speed internet!!  Their response was almost instantaneous!  They both emailed back and said, “I would love to play board games!”  and “I would love to go rock hunting!”

And I thought, “Wow, I love being an Aunt.”

It’s All About Communication.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-macy-stafford/six-words-you-should-say-today_b_3863643.html

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