What Children Need
APPRECIATION---for all they bring into our lives.
BALANCE---somewhere between too little and too much.
COMMITMENT---it's the little things we do each day that matter.
DREAMS---to touch the future.
EMPATHY---remember what it was like to be a child.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS---everyone needs someone to love.
GUIDANCE---actions speak louder than words.
HEALTHY HABITS---to nurture body, mind and spirit.
INSPIRTATION---to explore beauty, wonder and mystery.
JOY---sprinkle laughter and happiness daily.
KINDNESS---to learn to care for others as they are cared for.
LIMITS---set boundaries and consequences together.
MENTORS---to give wings to their aspirations.
NATURE---to delight in rainbow butterflies and shooting stars.
OPPORTUNITIES---to discover what truly makes their hearts sing.
PLAY---the 'work' of childhood.
QUIET TIME---to recharge their batteries.
RESPONSIBILITIES---to build self-esteem and self-confidence.
SECURITY---feeling safe is essential for growth.
TRADITIONS---keep the family tree alive and sprout new branches.
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE---for who they are, not for what they do.
VALUES---live yours and encourage them to find theirs.
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT---'you can do it, I believe in you."
XOXOXO's---hug and kiss them each and every day.
YOU---your presence more than your presents.
ZZZZZZZZZZ's---a good night's sleep.

-Written by Meiji Stewart-