Claim Your Children
It’s not some high-tech gadget you can pick up at a store… it’s a sense of belonging. So how can you instill that in your kids? At home, let your kids know they’re important to you, and to your family. Affirm their positive character traits, encourage their unique gifts, and let them know their thoughts and opinions matter. Then, when you’re out in public, praise them to others – and proudly claim them: “This is my daughter, Rachel… she’s an amazing young lady”… “This is my son, Bryan… I’m so proud of him.” Give your kids a sense of belonging and they’ll never have to look for it elsewhere.
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