You and your children
You make all the difference to your children’s success and happiness in life.
Love your children.
Tell them every day that you love them.
Hold your children close.
Comfort them when they are sad.
O God! Educate these children. These children are the plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. Let Thy rain fall upon them; let the Sun of reality shine upon them with Thy love. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. Thou art the Compassionate.
– ‘Abdu’I Baha
Children learn from the beginning
You are their example – good or bad.
They learn from your actions and your words.
Talk to your children
Listen to your children
Play with your children
Love your children
Teach them the dangers around them.
Expect good behaviour
Give praise for it.
Always be consistent.
You are important.
You are valuable.
You are the most important
people in the life of your children.
Do not shout at,
or beat your children.
It scars their hearts for ever.
Teach through explaining.
Use gentle words – but keep on and on for many months until they understand.
Love, love, praise, praise.
Pray with your children.
Say a few words to God for help , protection and praise.
Talk about everything –
what you do, what you see, the names of things, colours, counting, rhymes, stories and songs.
Listen to your children.