Thursday, September 18, 2008

To the Mothers in Zion: Be a Real Friend


This is part two of my ongoing feature of President Benson's address to mothers.

"Be a Real Friend.
Second, mothers, take time to be a real friend to your children. Listen to your children, really listen. Talk with them, laugh and joke with them, sing with them, play with them, cry with them, hug them, honestly praise them. Yes, regularly spend unrushed one-on-one time with each child. Be a real friend to your children."

Ezra Taft Benson, To the Mothers in Zion, address given at a fireside for parents, 22 February 1987.

3 comments on "To the Mothers in Zion: Be a Real Friend"

Heidi A. on September 18, 2008 at 8:42 PM said...

Thank you for that reminder. I have always loved that talk by President Benson and appreciated your reminder today. Those simple principles are so needful today!

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The Wessman Family on September 19, 2008 at 12:30 AM said...

Excellent advice. Thanks for the reminder Kristi (and Pres. Benson:)

Julie on September 20, 2008 at 2:47 AM said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing these inspired words. So many times I get caught up in the "thick of thin things." Your reminder is invaluable.

 

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