Three things to say to your kids this year
New beginnings inspire new resolutions and new hopes for meaningful growth. Here are three things to say which can have a powerful impact on your kids.
1. "Where's daddy?" Say it as you re-enter your home or anytime that you meet your family. Let your hubby be the first thing your kids hear you talk about. Let them witness that before you do or say anything else, first and foremost you think about your husband and value your shalom-bayit.
2. "Make someone smile today." Say it as the kids are leaving for school. Let your daily message to them be about the importance of 'love thy neighbour as yourself'. Tell them that you believe in their power to make a positive impact in the life of another.
3. "Baruch Hashem." or "B’ezrat Hashem." Say it in every conversation throughout the day. It means "thank G-d" and "with the help of G-d" respectively. How was gym? Great workout, Baruch Hashem. When are we starting the renovation? On Monday, B’ezrat Hashem. Even sad or uncertain conversations can include mention of Hashem. Bring Him into your nitty-gritty life and see what a difference it makes!