Kids need to be taught who they are. If you don’t, the world will.
This really makes you think doesn’t it. What words have I spoken to my children lately? Were my words building them up or tearing them down? While I think my children are an amazing gift from God, have I actually told them this is how I feel? After pondering this for hours, I came to the realization that often times I just think the words in my head, but never actually speak them to my children.Today, this will stop! Today, I will make a habit of being intentional with my words.
In order for me to teach them how beautifully and wonderfully made they are, they need to hear it. They need to see it. And so I came up with the idea to make a DIY wooden sign with life changing words posted on it so my babies can always be reminded of how special they are.
I started with an old piece of wood, but you could always use a scrap piece of plywood or an art canvas.
For the actual sign, I cut a piece of scrapbook paper down to fit in my printer.
I love how the design on the paper blends in with the wood. I think white paper might have been too harsh. I found this cute printable over at Sissy Print. She has the most adorable prints to fit absolutely everything you might ever need a printable for. You should seriously check her out!
I simply stuck my printed sign onto the wood using a dab of hot glue on each corner.
Because I wanted to be able to attach my own little notes to the board, I simply glued on a piece of string.
By simply clipping up a small note every day, my children will have a constant reminder of how great they are. These life changing words will help grow their self-worth and self-esteem so they can be confident, powerful adults. This is my goal.
My children attend the cutest little homeschool coop, so I took advantage of all the vintage charm and snapped a few photos after class.
And because every child needs to be hearing positive, life changing words, I might just hang these signs all over the school!
There are countless ways to call out who your children are; tell them with your words, declare it over them when you tuck them in at night, write them a message often on the bathroom mirror, use a phone message pad, get a package of cut out shapes at the craft store, buy fun sticky notes, a package of index cards, put notes on their bed, in their school bag/lunch or even text them. Be creative, be intentional and be certain that your words are life changing and powerful over them.