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.