GIVE: Thrive by the Spirit™ — Giving children what they need to THRIVE!

GIVE … By the Spirit™

Giving Children What They Need to THRIVE!

© 2012 Tonya M. Evans

July 15, 2012

“You don’t have to be a child development expert to give your baby a great start in life. Recent research confirms what we’ve known all along: love, attention and basic care are all your baby really needs and wants. To help your baby reach their full potential, follow these eight simple steps.” Source:

So many chronic adulthood problems are traced back to childhood issues; not receiving love or guidance or protection from parents and other care providers. Those deficiencies are carried forward into adulthood as the “baggage” that often stands between us and our full potential. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if children received exactly what they needed to THRIVE as children and, eventually, as adults?

By sowing seeds of love, protection and support in the early years, children feel safe, secure and encouraged to rise to their greatest capacity and to THRIVE.It’s the difference between a child feeling small, insignificant and invisible in the presence of those charged with the responsibility and the blessing of raising them or seeing the faces of those same people light up when the child walks into the room. Sometimes, simply being seen makes all the difference in the world. The difference between surviving and THRIVING.

With that goal in mind, here are 8 steps from you can take to give your children every chance to THRIVE in their lives (explored more fully at

  1. Show your love
  2. Provide basic needs
  3. Talk to your child
  4. Read to your child
  5. Stimulate your child’s senses
  6. Encourage new challenges
  7. Take care of yourself
  8. Secure good childcare

“The child must know that he [or she] is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” ~ Pablo Casals ~

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