• Thomas Scannell

What Children Really Want For Christmas

Its that time of the year again, Parents putting together long lists of gifts that their children have dreamt about all year, getting the credit card out and adding a couple hundred extra pounds of debt to the already rising living costs all in the name of CHRISTMAS.

But what if I told you a secret something that every parent should know but you will have to promise not to let any child know that I have shared it with you.

What every child wants/needs for Christmas is YOU!

I'm not saying to leave the Christmas tree bare of presents, I'm trying to tell you that your child loves you not for what you buy them but for the time you put into them.

Children need their parents to be consistent as they are able to predict how they will act. A consistent approach to discipline helps put kids in control of their behaviour. Consistency means as parents we follow through and do as we say we will. … Children like limits and they also like to push against boundaries.

Children need to be Praised — Encouraging children’s first steps or their ability to learn a new game helps them develop a desire to explore and learn about their surroundings. Allow children to explore and play in a safe area where they cannot get hurt. Assure them by smiling and talking to them often. Be an active participant in their activities. Your attention helps build their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Children need you, to be Honest — Do not hide your failures from your children. It is important for them to know that we all make mistakes. It can be very reassuring to know that adults are not perfect.

Children need to be encouraged children — To not only strive to do their best, but also to enjoy the process. Trying new activities teaches children about teamwork, self-esteem and new skills.

Give children unconditional love.

Love, security and acceptance should be at the heart of family life. Children need to know that your love does not depend on his or her accomplishments.

Mistakes and/or defeats should be expected and accepted. Confidence grows in a home that is full of unconditional love and affection.

I'm not telling you what to buy, How much to spend I'm just trying to tell you the secret of what every child needs is your guidance to help them develop physically, mentally and emotionally and when they reach their full potential They will give you the greatest present that every parent wants “To see Your Children Succeed”

From everyone at Simply Kids


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