Listen Earnestly.

Image“Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what.Ā  If you don’t listen eagerly to the little things when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.”

Catherine M. Wallace

What a wise lady.

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17 thoughts on “Listen Earnestly.

  1. I have to agree with this saying hands down….although, there were times that I wish i never sat my children down and told them that I would listen to whatever they had to say no matter how small or how big. When my daughter (straight A’s never did anything bad) was a junior in high school she called me on my cell. I thought it was bizarre because she should have been in class. When i answered, she stated that she was ditching school with her friend and thought I should know. I told her that she needed to get her butt back in school along with some other “nice” things……..but she stated that she has never done anything crazy and wanted to do something fun. I proceeded to tell her she could have fun being grounded if she didn’t get back to school and wanted to know why she called me to tell me, her answer was “mom you told me to always tell you things that were on my mind no matter how big or how small”

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  4. Thank you. I needed that reminder today! I just wish I could get my son to tell me all the little things about his day *before* it’s a half hour after his bedtime. šŸ™‚

  5. When a child speaks and wants to tell you something, you should listen. I have three grandchildren who are all five-years old. I’ve heard the most amazing things come out of their mouths in the past two years. I find it interesting, and at times amusing, to hear how their little, curious minds work and how they perceive things and people around them. Sometimes, if you listen carefully, you can hear and see signs of their destiny, god-given gifts and talents taking shape and form.

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