Recently one of my clients (who is the father of a young boy) shared with me—in session—a few lines he wrote the day after he lost his temper and yelled at his son. (His son is around 9 years old.)
His words were so touching, and so profoundly true, that I asked for his permission to share these on my blog.
Here is how this father gave a voice to his young son’s emotions:
Dad and Mom, Remember…
I am learning every minute of every day.
I want to learn everything you know.
I want to be like you.
I want to have fun with YOU.
I want to please you.
I’m only ___ years old.
Assume I do everything with good intent until you know otherwise.
Please guide me with a gentle hand.
Please give lots of hugs.
Please say ‘I Love You’ everyday.
Please let me talk to you at any time.
Please ask me before you assume I did wrong.
You don’t have to be perfect, just be Dad and Mom.
I need you.
I look forward to seeing you every time we are apart.
You are my dad and mom. I love you.