#088: 5 Ways to Love Our Kids

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Welcome to the Simply Convivial Audio Blog, where we learn to walk more and more in fruitfulness and faithfulness in the midst of the mundane. I’m Mystie Winckler, homeschooling mother of 5 kids who are currently 15 to 6, and I write and speak so that I stay thoughtfully engaged in my family duties, learn to love what must be done, and organize my attitude – and I’m glad you’re joining me.

My personality type – INTJ – is sometimes called the “least nurturing” of the types. That means that sometimes a list, a logical reason and strategic plan is actually the best and most effective way for me to do something as simple and supposedly natural as loving my children well. Of course I do have such a list. Bear with me as I share it. Maybe you’ll get some ideas that you will be able to incorporate naturally.

Let’s dig in.

Original post:

5 Habits to Show Kids Love

So, as someone who is a compulsive list-maker and systematizer, but not a naturally affectionate type, I have a list to fall back on when I sense that I’m dropping the ball on communicating to my children that I love them and am so thankful to be with them day in and day out, even though it often feels like a madhouse.

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  1. Amanda Gauthier-Parker
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    Lol. Believe it or not, I have had to make myself similar lists. Thanks for the needed reminder. :)

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