I first heard Zig Ziglar on Dr. Dobson's radio show Focus on the Family. He was talking about his book, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World. Our first child was just an infant and I remember Zig talked about the important of affirming your child.
He said parents should let their kids know that they think they are a winner. I did that everyday when they went to bed.
I was reminded of that when I received Zig's e-mail newsletter this morning where the quote on the top of the page is:
"When you put faith, hope and love together you can raise positive kids in a negative world."
All I can say is Amen. That's some of the best advice I ever got about raising a child. By the way, I do feel that both of my kids are winners. And, I praise God for that. It was him and not me.