Tuesday, April 22, 2008

How to Create an Atmosphere of Affection in the Home

From FOCUS ON THE FAMILY, Today, 22-Apr-2008 edition

 

How to Create an Atmosphere of Affection in the Home

By Dr Bill Maier

 

We all want our kids to care for one another, but that doesn’t happen

by accident.

 

If you want your kids to love each other, be a good role model.

 

Parents do this by consistently showing affection to our children

and spouse.

 

Husbands shouldn’t be afraid to hug their wives in front of the kids,

and wives need to speak positively about their husbands.

 

This shows the children how much you love each other.

 

Parents also need to develop a servant’s heart, and be willing

to wait on others.

 

When someone hurts, we need to be there with a hug

and some quick words of kindness.

 

When we mess up, we should say we’re sorry and ask

for forgiveness – even from our kids.

 

Of course, we also need to tell our kids how much we love them

on a regular basis.

 

This is probably the most important step in creating an atmosphere

of affection.

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