Speak a blessing

When our children “slip up,” it’s usually all too obvious. But often the moments when they “did it right,” go unnoticed. Learn to watch for situations that demonstrate that your children are making progress in the area of attentiveness. Then, use the ideas listed here to encourage them.

  • What a good listener you are, ________.
  • What an attentive boy/girl you are, ________.
  • Thank you for listening so carefully, ________.
  • Thank you for being quick to listen, ________. You were also slow to speak and slow to become angry. I am proud of you and so is God.
  • I notice that when I talk to you, ________, that you look at me as you listen. Good job being an attentive listener.