I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD
I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT
That last on is my favorite, I am glad I figured it out, I try to say it all the time. I want my child to grow up with a feeling that whatever happens he can count on me to be there for him. I don’t think the last generation was as conscious of that because they didn’t know they needed to be, times were changing fast, the world is much tougher than it has ever been, I think that generation was taken by surprise. I don’t want my son, when he is a teenager, to be able to come up with any excuses for thinking I don’t love or support him. I want to cover those bases now, I want to lay the ground work early, its a cold, cruel world! That’s why we see family as often as possible, that is another tool I feel will give my child a strong sense of self and support. I also listen carefully when my sister-in-law talks about the tools she has used in raising her oldest son, who is now 22. Like me, she is very conscious of the world out there and tries to circumvent any obstacles he could come up with as a teenager so she could best guide him. “In an emergency call me, no questions asked.” I would have never done that. Of course I want my son to reach out to me first, I would do anything to help him. I love that advice! And the guilt will force him to answer the questions before I ask them!