What children need to hear about self-love on Valentine’s Day:
- There isn’t another you on the planet. Treat yourself with loving kindness and respect. You set the standards as to how someone treats you, so set them high.
- You alone are enough. You don’t need to prove your worth to anyone. You’re a child of God and you are inherently worthy of love.
- Loving yourself means being grateful. That includes the bumps and bruises along the way because every day you learn something about yourself; what makes you happy and lights you up or what goes against your values. Love yourself enough to listen.
If we spent more time pouring into our children the value of love rather than the commodity of love, what might happen?
Don’t get me wrong, sitting on my kitchen table are presents for my daughters. Books and chocolate-covered marshmallows await them for Valentine’s Day. But I want to give them so much more.
Pouring into them the importance of self-love.
I want their self-confidence and self-esteem to grow as they continue growing. I want them to be able to withstand the bumps in the road that inevitably happen.
“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” -Louise L. Hay
And isn’t that what we want for our children? To live miraculous lives? I know I do…
Happy Valentine’s Day.
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