My children are strong and smart. I am proud of them for who they are.
I teach them to be kind and generous. We talk about the importance of sharing and helping others to feel included. We do volunteer work together as a family. We thank delivery drivers and retail workers for making our lives easier.
I give them opportunities to take on responsibility. I set limits and enforce house rules. I assign chores appropriate for their age and abilities.
I reinforce positive behavior. I express my gratitude and appreciation with praise and other incentives when my children work hard and take initiative.
I encourage their creativity. I suggest projects that match my children’s interests and skills. We make crafts and exchange homemade gifts. We find inspiration by visiting art and science museums and spending time outdoors.
I admire their courage. I am impressed when my children resist peer pressure. I rejoice when they reach out to an unpopular student or stand up for their principles.
I listen to my children. I pay attention to their feelings and ambitions.
I allow them to become independent. I let them figure out their own solutions. I remember that my job often means stepping back even when I want to rush in. I know that they need to find their own purpose and develop their personal identity.
Today, I believe in my children. They fulfill my hopes and exceed my expectations. I am a proud parent.
- What would I say if I was making a bumper sticker for proud parents?
- How can I make my children proud of me?
- What do I wish for my children?