I like this idea of affirming the rightness of the little people living in our homes.
At the end of the day, I think I want my children to know that:
I loved God. I loved them. I thought they were perfect in every little way.
And I was in their corner, no matter what this life threw at us.
Let us be different in our homes. Let us realize that, along with food, shelter, and clothing, we have another obligation to our children, and that is to affirm their “rightness.” The whole world will tell them what’s wrong with them—loud and often. Our job is to let our children know what’s right about them.
-Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (Amazon)