In an article called 6 Words You Should Say Today, Huffington Post contributor Rachel Macy Stafford writes this amazing piece that every parent needs to read:

girl on trampolineVery rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me.

Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family.

But this one did. It was not from Henry Thoreau or some renowned child psychologist. It was invaluable feedback from children themselves. And if I’ve learned anything on my¬†Hands Free¬†journey, it is that children are the true experts when it comes to grasping what really matters in life.

Here are the words that changed it all:

“… college athletes were asked what their parents said that made them feel great, that amplified their joy during and after a ballgame. Their overwhelming response: ‘I love to watch you play.'”

Click here to read the rest of the article over the Huffington Post.

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