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May 2018 - Parenting and Marriage Tips

Courtesy of the Office of Family Ministry, Diocese of Hamilton

PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH

Parenting Tip 106
Children are impacted, from the day they are born, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually by our responses, both to their needs and to the way we engage with the world around us. As parents we should provide expectations for our children’s behaviour, but it is also important to reflect on whether or not we expect the same of ourselves. If a child acts or speaks in a way we don’t like, we should correct them, but it is essential to ask if they might be learning that specific behaviour from watching us, their parents. Our actions and words matter - children need us to model the behaviour we want from them.
(From: Teresa Hartnett, Family Ministry Office, 905-528-7988 ext. 2250)

MARRIAGE TIP OF THE MONTH

Marriage Tip 86
“I love you” and “you matter” are important words in every married relationship. The words however, are never enough. Ask yourself how you can show these two expressions in both words and deeds, since words alone are not enough. Ask your spouse to tell you what things you do that express these two small phrases to them – if they can’t think of any, you have some work to do! Ask them how you could express your love and their importance to you and you will both find joy!
(From: Teresa Hartnett, Family Ministry Office, 905-528-7988 ext. 2250)





May 2018 - Parenting and Marriage Tips