I Am Here For You

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by  

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It’s no secret children need their parents’ attention. Unconditional love, devotion, affection, warmth, trust, mutual respect and communication. Put down your handheld and be present when you’re with your kids. Nothing makes me sadder than to see a child at a playground looking longingly at his parent texting hoping the adult will play with him soon. They know you’re really not present. Or when a child bounds out of school with a look of excitement bursting to tell his parent about his day and he’s greeted with an obligatory wave while still looking down texting. How long do you think that excitement is going to last? How long do you think the communication lines will stay open? It can be forever if you always give your child the message “I’m here for you, I’m present.”

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nothing’s more comforting than just being there… Mom & son, mom snuggles son, mom loves cares and nurtures son, mom communicates with son, son and mom happy 

Teen son November 2011   Teenager, teen son, September 2011   Teen son October 2011, texting, hanging out     Teen son September 2011

Hanging out or hanging in…

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And our little one…

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Beach house, Mom and toddler walking on the beach, sunset on beach mom and daughter enjoy, last days of summer  Mom and daughter snuggle, mom and daughter laughing and being silly in the playroom, super hugs  Mom and baby snuggling, mom and toddler cuddling, cozy hugs, snuggling, love, warmth, tenderness  Snowy love, snuggling in the snow, mom and baby on 1st sled ride, puffy white snowsuit for baby, cuddles and kisses in winter, snowy kisses and hugs

November 2011 Mom and daughter, love, warmth, tenderness, cuddle  November 2011 Mom and daughter hug, snuggle, cuddle Baby and mommy laughing, joyous, baby clapping, love, fun, great memories

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Travel exhaustion, not just hanging out with the kids but passing out from exhaustion

Teens are notorious for keeping to themselves, mumbling when spoken to, hanging out in their room rather than the den, etc., you know the drill if you have a teen. But if they have that secure feeling that you will give them 100% of your attention when they do open up about their world, their happenings, their loves and their heartaches, what a lucky parent you are! Drop everything and lend your ear and your heart. I never felt my parents didn’t hear me. They not only heard, they listened.

November 2011, Teen and mom hanging out together, happy memories, teenager, mom, chilling out togetherThere’s a large, soft, pale green armchair next to my desk. I love when our son slumps into the chair, tossing his legs over the armrest ready to confide in me. Of course, it’s usually when I’m working or on a deadline, but nothing swells my heart more than knowing I’m the one who he chose to speak to at that very moment. I’ll stop anything I’m doing, swivel my chair in his direction and look into his deep, thoughtful eyes.

The Bright SpotTM bright spot flower – The great communicator in my life taught me this line of communication can stay open through all stages of my life and I can pass that gift on to my children. So can you. Click here http://theletstalkmom.com/tea-talk-momversations/daddy/ to read the special Bright SpotTM of that story to see what I mean – the message in that Bright SpotTM is important for ALL parents. So important it’s bold & underlined. It’s a lesson for us all in this modern world!

After you have taken a look at the link in the above paragraph, please read the quote below from the Dalai Lama about “being present:”

When asked, “What thing about Humanity surprises you the most?” the Dalai Lama answered: “Man…because he sacrifices health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama XIV

Teen son and little sister October 2011, skateboarding, scooter, teenager, 1st grader

Mom & son, mom confident with son, mom loves cares and nurtures son, mom communicates with son, son and mom happyBe in a “present” state of mind when you are with your children. They will grow and leave before you know it. And when you are old, what greater gift than for them to be in a “present” state of mind when spending time with you.

You will be leaning on them one day.   xo~b Sunbeam on mom and toddler, mom and daughter, autumn day, glorious day


Bianca