Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How To Really Love A Child ~ By Sark

Be there. Say yes as often as possible. Let them make lots of noise. If they’re crabby, put them in water. If they’re unlovable, love yourself. Realize how important it is to be a child. Go to a movie theater in your pajamas. Read books out loud with joy. Invent pleasures together. Remember how really small they are. Giggle a lot. Surprise them. Say no when necessary. Teach feelings. Heal your own inner child. Learn about parenting. Hug trees together. Make loving safe. Bake a cake and eat it with no hands. Go find elephants and kiss them. Plan to build a rocketship. Imagine yourself magic. Make lots of forts with blankets. Reveal your own dreams. Search out the positive. Keep the gleam in your eye. Encourage silly. Plant licorice in your garden. Open up. Stop yelling. Express your love. A lot.
Speak kindly. Paint their tennis shoes. Handle with caring. Children are miraculous.

Madre Natura by Holly Sierra
Check out her gorgeous work ~ www.hollysierra.com/Goddess_Paintings.html

Sark's words inspire me ~ hope they leave you inspired too!

Imagining myself magic...


  1. I pass this on to the parents of my new students each year, just so we have an "understanding" about the kind of teacher I am! It should be delivered to new parents by stork mail!

  2. And in my world it's:

    Be there. With a camera. And give the camera to the kids...

    SARK just *knows* :-)

  3. they have . so much. i'm going now to do the cake bit.....xxxx

  4. I love this quote! Why do we have to be so "grown up" all the time? Here's to letting go enough to enjoy our children...to looking them in the eyes and seeing the beauty of our lives reflected in them.

  5. Oh yes I love this...that Sark is something!

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