Thursday, January 12, 2012

Using Your Words to Encourage

The Art of Encouragement.

We are all called to be encouragers.  As moms, we have a mission field right in front of us: our children, whom God declares are gifts that He has blessed us with.  Today I read an excellent post about encouraging our children and I thought I would share it with you.  Here are 5 ways to be an encourager right now:

1. Express Thankfulness- Tell your child how thankful you are for the chores that they did, the homework they finished, or the smile they gave you!
2. Compliment- Find something that your child did well today and tell them how proud you are of their effort.
3. Speak Love- It may not come easy for some, but saying I love you to your child each and every day is essential! Don’t assume that they know!!
4. Build Them Up- Do you see something they are struggling with? Build them up in that area! Be a cheerleader and come alongside the sidelines and help them get across that finish line.
5. Smile- A sincere smile of love goes a long way in the heart of your child.  Don’t underestimate the power of the smile.
Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

I would encourage you to read the entire post from Grace Full Mama shared on Roo Mag.

You and your children will both benefit from your efforts!



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