Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
When it's difficult to remember that your children are a blessing (we all have those days!), think about how much you wanted them (hopefully you did), and mine your memory for pictures of joyful times, occasions when they made you proud or made you laugh. Go through your photo albums (physical or digitized). Ask them about their happiest moments as a child or what they liked best about growing up in your family.
This web page talks about how to make a child feel valued. While the images are geared to younger children, the ideas apply to all ages. We all have room to improve our relationships. The most important place to begin is at home.
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