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Saturday, November 03, 2007

What Does Your Child Need Most?

I love books. I also like to make lists. Imagine my delight when I discovered the book series Lists to Live By compiled by Alice Gray, Steve Stephens and John Van Diest. Books+Lists=my kind of fun read!

Here's a good list for all moms to keep close at hand:

What Does Your Child Need Most?
  1. Hugs
  2. Patience
  3. Acceptance
  4. To feel important
  5. A sense of belonging
  6. A sense of humor
  7. Home--a safe haven
  8. Common sense
  9. Prayer
  10. Laughter
  11. Routine
  12. Firm boundaries
  13. To know Mom and Dad love each other
  14. Freedom to fail

~Elisa Morgan and Carol Kuykendall, from What Every Child Needs


At 2:32 PM, Blogger Rachelle G. said...

I like that "hugs" is first on your list. Years ago, I posted this saying where I could always see it: "Never quit hugging first." It has served me well.

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

Well, it's Elisa's and Carol's list, but I hearitly endorse it!! My caboose kiddo lets me know when her "hug tank" is low--and then I have to fill it up!

At 10:50 AM, Blogger Tiffany Stuart said...

Hey you have my favorite--laughter!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Groove Momma said...

All of these are wonderful! I'll share this with my friends...even the ones who don't have kids yet.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Coplan said...

Thanks Beth for this important reminder. The list applies to Moms and Dads as well as the children. I remember when my dad was dying of cancer. When I took him to chemotherapy, I noticed a hug sign in the waiting room. GIVE HUGS! I think of that sign every day. It makes my day so much better when I give and I get hugs.

Hugs to you!



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