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Friday, May 13, 2011

8 Habits of Highly Effective Parents - They Always Have a Rubber Fish

Friday, May 13, 2011
Or the equivalent. What I mean to say is that they exhibit a sense of humor and teach it to their children. Are you a serious parent, who expects serious children? If so, why?

Life is to difficult and way to short for us to not have a sense of humor. And it is our job to pass it on to our children. We all know the old saying, 'laughter is the best medicine'. This is true because it triggers all kind of responses in the body that lead to good health. From stimulating the heart to the release of endorphins.

I am remembered of a story from a friend of mine. She has two children, a daughter and a son. And one day while at the store in the checkout line, the son looks at the daughter and says in his best Vader impression, 'Africa I am your brother'. Now this led to varied responses from the surrounding customers but the general reaction was laughter. This mother has a fantastic and easy relationship with her two children, one where openness and personal responsibility is valued and encouraged. Would you also believe that both of her children are teenagers? Yes it is possible, despite what we see on TV, to have an easy relationship with our teenagers.

The key to this is humor. But it has to start early and be continued on through all the years from birth to the adulthood.

Any comments or funny stories would be greatly enjoyed. So don't hesitate to comment below.

Blessed Be!

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