Quotes from President Gordon B. Hinckley about nurturing:
“Rear your children in love, in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Take care of your little ones, welcome them into your homes and nurture and love them with all of your hearts.”
“I hope you keep nurturing and loving your children. . . . Among all the assets you possess nothing is so precious as your children.”
“Never forget that these little ones are the sons and daughters of God and that yours is a custodial relationship to them, that He was a parent before you were parents and that He has not relinquished His parental rights or interest in these His little ones.”
Cited in Strengthening the Family: Resource Guide for Parents, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2006.
Nurturing involves responding to a child’s needs in a kind and loving way. It includes nourishing (physically, emotionally, and spiritually), loving, teaching, protecting, helping, supporting, and encouraging.
How successful are you at nurturing your children?
What can you do to improve your ability to nurture your children?
For practical suggestions on nurturing your children, read Session 4 in Strengthening the Family: Resource Guide for Parents