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It is sensational to read a book that is good for you and your kids.
Today I am talking all about one of my favorite books, “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney.
Many years ago, in a land far away, when my now twenty-one-year-old Spelie turned two, one of my sisters gave her the book, “Guess How Much I Love You” for as a birthday present. Today, some nineteen years later, that book is old and frayed from use and all four of my children have had me read it to them at bedtime.
For those of you who are not familiar with the story, a little nutbrown hare is telling his dad how much he loves him and the dad, the big nutbrown hare always says he loves his son more. The story ends with a big show of love and a good night kiss. It is a sweet story. If you have not read it, I highly recommend you read it soon. I recently had the privilege of sharing the story with one of the twin’s kindergarten class. The children who had not heard the story before enjoyed it and wanted to hear it again.
Children crave love and attention. It is wonderful to share it with them via a bedtime story about the love between a parent and child. As a work at home mom, I know how tempting it is to put the kids to bed quickly in order to rest or get back to work. We must find ways to resist that temptation and to make bedtime happy and stress-free for our children and for ourselves.
A good bedtime story has miraculous powers. It can make children feel happy, safe, and secure. It can make parents feel powerful because they can make their children happy. Bedtime stories are not things to be taken lightly. You may never have thought of it before, but a good bedtime is a crucial piece of your business success kit. Keep a good bedtime story or two near your desk at home so that you can pull it out to help you at bedtime. When you travel for work, keep a good bedtime story or two in your suitcase so you can read it to your children at night. You will be glad you did.
So, the question for you this sensational day is do you have a favorite bedtime story you read with your kids?
If you would like to read some other interesting articles about books, click to see articles I have written on non-religious inspirational aspects of the Bible, Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers for its interesting take on the role of genius in success and Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice for its advice to get the right mental attitude.