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Showing love


In 10 Conversations you must have with your son, author Tim Hawkes suggests there are 4 ways that parents show love to their children:  1. Through words Hawkes writes, “A son (child) dispatched to school with the reminder that he is loved is a son (child) equipped to withstand the emotional and social attrition wrought by a world given to withering putdowns.”  Hawkes is so right, but ‘I love you’ are three simple words that can get caught in our throats. 2. Through deeds Hawkes says, “For a parent to be congruent with their son (child), there needs to be a congruency between that which is heard and that which is seen.” For some children a parent baking a cake for them is an act of love. They like the fact that you made it for them more than the cake itself! 3. Through presence “In a time-poor society that is given to showin...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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