Drug testing

The Secret of Understanding Children

It was a day that I will forever be etched into my being. My husband was out of town visiting his mother and I was parenting my two extraordinary children solo. After three days of embracing high drama, soothing explosive emotions, and relaxing righteous indignation, I was exhausted.

Feeling both physically and emotionally drained I put my children to bed and sat down to meditate and pray. As I melted into the silence I was surrounded by a blissful connection to the creator. I felt my life force reignite and my energy restored. In my mind I asked God what I needed to learn to parent my children. The guidance that followed was surely a message from every child. I share these words to help you see the beauty and the innocence in your children. Here are the words that were shared with me.

When you look at me

Remember how small I really am
Remember how I make you feel when I hug you
Remember how I can melt your heart with love

When you lose your patience

Remember, my hands need to explore
Remember, my mind needs to ask questions

Remember, my soul needs your attention

When the world seems overwhelming

Remember to teach me about God's love
Remember to teach about kindness to others
Remember to teach me that I can make a difference in this world

When we are together

Remember to laugh with me
Remember to cry with me
Remember to celebrate life with me

When we disagree

Remember, I have lessons to learn
Remember, you have lessons to learn also
Remember, I am a blessing

But most importantly at every moment
Remember how very much I love you

Enjoy your children and the wonderful gifts they bring into your life.

Debbie Milam is a pediatric occupational therapist, life coach and educator. Her powerful work has appeared on PBS and in Elle, First For Women, and Ladies Home Journal. She is the author of 7 Secrets to Creating Peaceful Relationships and the creator of The Miracle is You Children's Meditation CD and Moments of Joy Spiritual Exercise Cards. Her uplifting resources make beautiful gifts for both adults and children. Sign up for her free e-zine, http://www.unlimitedinspiration.com and receive the transformational special report 35 Ways to Achieve Instant Calm.

In The News:

Over the past few days, several media outlets have reported on a centuries-old claim that the Ark of the Covenant — which allegedly held tablets recording the Ten Commandments — is inside a church in Aksum, Ethiopia, called the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, and that only the "guardian" of the ark is allowed to see it.
The adorable red male hit the headlines in 2015 when photos of his muscly body and enormous biceps circulated online.
The Columbus Zoo in Ohio has officially added a new member to its animal kingdom: An Asian elephant, which was born early Thursday morning.
Wisdom, the oldest known wild bird in the world, recently laid an egg at age 68.
A manatee was found dead near a drainage area in South Carolina this week, an unusual occurrence as these sea creatures typically migrate south in the search for warmer water during the winter.
NASA's InSight Mars Lander made history when it touched down on the Red Planet in late November — the eighth successful landing on Mars since 1976.
China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the Moon.
Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a trove of rare gold coins and a 900-year-old gold earring at the site of a Crusader massacre.
Tonks, the aye-aye, was recently born at the Denver Zoo and while her appearance may be ghastly, it's a win for biologists trying to save the species.
A huge gopher tortoise that was recently admitted to a wildlife clinic in Florida may have broken the state record for size.

Saying No To Our Children

Saying no to our children is not always easy or... Read More

Teaching Children Good Manners

Last week in my newsletter, I mentioned that... Read More

Teaching Reading: Part One

One of the biggest milestones in our children's education is... Read More

Raise Awesome Kids! This 4-Point Plan Gets Results

Are your children truthful, kind, and helpful? If so, read... Read More

Uniforms

Direct Answers - Column for the week of May 31,... Read More

Top Ten Common Sense Rules for Fathers

There are a lot of sophisticated parenting theories and techniques... Read More

To Test or Not To Test - That Is the Question

Little Suzy has really been having a hard time getting... Read More

Starting School - What Age Should Children Begin School?

"What age should my child start school?"This is a common... Read More

Family Meals: When Dinner Schedules Dont Match

Mealtimes together deserve an important place in any family. Around... Read More

Ten Helpful Little Tips For New Parents

The Greatest Gifts in Life, which are always created for... Read More

Top 5 Characteristics of Good Leadership to Instill in Our Home School Children

I am sure that this list can be jogged and... Read More

The 411 on Natural Colic Remedies

Any parent whose baby has suffered from colic can tell... Read More

25 Things That Matter When Relating To Our Children (Leaving A Legacy Of Love To Those We Love)

In my opinion, these things matter...1. Enjoying childlike delights before... Read More

Got To, Get To ? Change The Way Your Family Thinks

I recently heard a story that has literally changed the... Read More

How Do I Get My Child to Read?

Well first off, please to don't institute the ? hour... Read More

New Mom...New Baby...New Debt?

Ah, there is nothing like being an expectant mom. Along... Read More

A Place For Everything: Its Childs Play

What parent hasn't gone into a son's or daughter's room... Read More

Top Seven Tips for Back-to-School Success

Parents play a critical role in their child's success. These... Read More

Watch What You Say

"Now don't you go getting any ideas, Harold.""Don't you get... Read More

The Disadvantages of Home Schooling

"Home Schooling ? Look Before You Leap"Are you considering home... Read More

The Importance of Mothers

Moms, did you ever question your value as a role... Read More

Say No to Mealtime Mayhem: Eating Out With Your Baby or Toddler

Many parenting books advise against eating out with young children.... Read More

Teaching Reading: Part 3, Whole Language Vs. Phonics

There are two methods for teaching children to read; whole... Read More

Successful Treatment Planning for Attention Deficit Disorder - ADD ADHD

O.K. So now you have taken the step of having... Read More

Beyond the Words, a Childs Voice

Voices have a way of falling into a pattern, not... Read More

led street lighting retrofit street lighting systems Pete's produce ..