What do you tell your children?

@agnescav (566)
United States
August 8, 2007 9:41pm CST
one of my favorite things that I tell my adult kids is You've known me as long as I've known you. Do you have a favorite thing to say to your kids?
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@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
16 Aug 07
My son is a baby. I have a few, I love you is right up there. I say, Mommy thinks Robert's the cat's meow. If I'm holding when he's crying like when I've been gone for awhile I say, Mommy thinks Robert deserves Love, and Kindness and Patience and Respect. Its also reminding me - like when he had colic. When he was in the throes of colic I would do this sing song rhyme, Robert Kai is my favourite little guy, he can scream and cry, he can whine and fuss but loving him is an absolute must...all silly I know. I have so many more cheesy rhymes for him.
@agnescav (566)
• United States
16 Aug 07
you must be very patient! Colic was awful.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
Did you go thru it too - from your wording it seems like it...
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@agnescav (566)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Just with the oldest one, I don't think i slept for six months. She only slept for 20 minutes at a time, then up for hours!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Aug 07
My children are not yet adults, still young at 7 and 13. They constantly start their arguments with "But I want to..." I tell them "I want to be a ballerina, but you have to learn to live with disappointment." I may add "wanting things is good, it gives you ambition to work for them".
@agnescav (566)
• United States
21 Aug 07
That is a good one! Haven't they asked why you aren't?
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Aug 07
One has only to watch the gracelessness with which I stumble about and there is no question but that I am doomed to failure as a ballerina.
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@ayris77 (1304)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 07
I'm always tell them that they will be a great person in the future,so you all must be more hardworking in school!
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@agnescav (566)
• United States
21 Aug 07
Do you also tell them that they are great people now?
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
favorite line.... yes i do...."i am not your enemy." sometimes if they go out there are a lot of bad influence they see, and they think it is okay. a bad tyhing can be good in the eyes of the children.
@agnescav (566)
• United States
21 Aug 07
I think I used to tell them I'm not the bad guy or something like that.
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
The most favorite words I say to my kid is "I love you". i guess he likes that, too. The same words from him is my most favorite, too.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
9 Aug 07
I've been very open to my kids...about schooling, about girls talk, about family matters and about my hobbies too...we share a lot of things...and I know their likes and dislikes too. But their favorite topic is about my their father and me...hehehe
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