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Six Things Parents Should Tell Their Children

In Cathedral of Praise on January 7, 2013 at 13:28

Parent-children relationship is an important element  in the becoming of a growing child. It is momentous that  parents and kids establish a well and grounded relationship with each other for a favorable environment especially in the long run.

Cathedral of Praise Sunday service led by Pastor Sumrall shared these six things parents should tell their children:

1. “You belong to me, I belong to you.”

By telling your kids that you belong to each other shows certain acknowledgement that you share the same flesh and blood thus, providing security to your child.

2. “You are loved.”

They need to know you love them. Actions can sometimes be considered enough, but not in all cases. Verbally communicating this gives assurance and strength. Tell the world you love them!

(Reference verse; John 15:9)

3. “I am pleased with you. I am proud of you.”

Compliment them when they do well. Throw in a simple “Good job!” or “Well done!” in times you see them exert an effort. This will encourage them to do more things greatly.

4. “I trust in you.”

Trust is such a big thing to be placed upon someone. It takes a lot of courage to truly trust people, and by putting your trust in them conveys that sense of exclusivity– that of all people, you choose them to trust.

(Reference verse; John 3:35-36, John 13:3-4)

5. “Your words are valued.”

This implies that you also are a sounding board, ready to listen to them. Give them the feeling of importance through listening to what they have to say.

(Reference verse, Luke 9:35)

6. “Come here, I want to teach you.”

Teaching them does not only benefit them  new knowledge or learning. It allows you to build a strong bond with your child. Bond through learning.

(Pastor David E. Sumrall, February 2012)

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