I just finished the book
Love and Resepct in the Family
and it has already had a huge impact on me.
And it is definitely dog eared and written and underlined almost as much as my favorite book by Elizabeth George.
It was good all the way through, obviously by my dog ears and bookmarks,
but I think one of the key chapters for raising boys is found toward the very end.
The one where I read something I've never heard before about using words that say and show respect:
Maybe they need to hear that even more than "I love you".
I'm not sure, but based on the many stories the author lists in his book, I'm willing to give it a try. So this week, this Monday through Friday is my experiment time.
I'm going to try to use one of the three respect words they mentioned in this book, to each of my sons, at least one time a day.
And I know I will forget to do it, so I'm writing it ON MY HAND.
On the inside of my hand, are the three words.
On the top of my hand, where I'll see it all day, is RAA
For Respect, Admire, Appreciate.
I'll post back how it goes and if it truly does make a difference in my boys.