March 21, 2012
My 3 yo daughter prides herself on being a super-duper helper. I’m not sure where she got the idea of super-duper; though I suspect I praised her one day for doing something that was above and beyond her normal duties by saying she was super-duper. Now she will pitch in whenever and wherever she can, announcing that she is a super-duper helper. Duly praised she’ll run off to play with a smile on her face and a skip in her step.
Super-Duper Helper is like a virus. It is spreading to the rest of our children. Now everyone wants the extra recognition. Like most viruses the super-duper bug runs its course and disappears only to come back again. I wouldn’t mind if this was one virus that became chronic.
I have learned and am constantly reminded that children thrive on praise and constructive words. Criticism has no place in our day though it keeps making an appearance. I have also learned that when I begin my day with prayer my house seems to run on harmony.
Not that we don’t have our moments but overall the day is good.
Aaahhh, the power of prayer.
HELP'ER, n. One that helps, aids or assists; an assistant; an auxiliary.
1. One that furnishes or administers a remedy.
Compassion--is oftentimes a helper of evils.
2. One that supplies with any thing wanted; with to.
A helper to a husband.
3. A supernumerary servant.
“Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2