I wrote about Mom Dad and Me books, here.
We have consistently used our books at least on a weekly basis, sometimes daily. It is funny how you can get into a routine and each of our girls is different how they use them.
We have talked about delicate girl things, or we have even told jokes to each other. But the great thing is, everybody is using them, and everybody seems to like them. :)
If you haven't tried something like this, I encourage you to do it. Writing encouraging words to your children can never be wrong. They can even go back and read your kind words again and again.
If they are sad, and not ready to talk, sometimes they are ready to write. If they are embarrassed, they will write, if they are happy, they will write.
Spelling does not matter in these books and it is not corrected. If things become dormant, all it takes is mom or dad writing a word of encouragement, and the writing begins once again.
If anybody started to use the idea, how has it gone? Has it made a difference?
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)