I have a mantra that I tell the boy in the morning. Well, most mornings. It’s a simple mantra. My wife knows what it is, and I’ll keep it between us. I thought about my repetitive phrase today when I looked in my journal after class and saw something.
I wrote a note to myself some time ago. It says, “Tell your child.” Then there are four things I put underneath that little heading. They are
- Tell him he’ll be good.
- Tell him you love him.
- Tell him his mother cares unconditionally.
- Tell him he’s safe by God’s grace and your help.
There are probably a lot of other things to add to that list. Maybe I need to create and repeat multiple mantras in the boy’s ears when I’m combing his hair. Then I’d have a project though. I’d need a band and sound effects and everything else just to get the point across.