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Say YES!

Last week I gave tips about saying NO to your kids. In order to not sound like a negative Nelly, I am following that post with this one on saying YES to your kids.

Times to say YES:

Kisses, hugs, cuddles, love

Things your child needs to feel safe

Playing together, even when it’s rowdy

Prayer time

Reading books

Pillow stepping stones, forts out of blankets, and skating in socks

Dressing themselves, even if it doesn’t match. Yes… even if it really doesn’t match.

Special treats for no reason

Arts and crafts

Science Experiments – the messier the better!

Bug habitats, unless it’s a pocket…

Silly songs and secret whispers

Beauty Parlor around the kitchen table with painted toenails, creamy facials, and even a tad bit of make up!

PJ parties and movies with popcorn

Sleeping in and cake for breakfast!

Did I mention hugs, kisses, cuddles, and love?

Just as saying NO is important to the training of a child, saying YES is important to a sense of security and creating special memories. I know this list could go on and on. What are your favorite things to say YES to? Let’s keep the list going in the comments!

John 15: 9 – 13 (NIRV)

Just as the Father has loved me, I have loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. In the same way, I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy will be in you. I also want your joy to be complete. “Here is my command. Love each other, just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his friends.”

About Kimberly Vogel

I am a mom of four beautiful daughters, a writer, and a certified Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher who recently made the switch from teaching in a classroom to teaching her children at home. I am often found in the children’s area of my church where I volunteer and lead a children’s program. Writing is a natural outpouring of my love for my Savior. Follow along while I share my journey as a bridge builder with you. My prayer is that you start building bridges too!

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