Rebbe Shlomo told this story which he heard first hand: A couple had a baby boy, and three years later they had another baby.
The boy of three said, “When you bring the baby home, I have to talk to him alone.”
Both parents were psychologists and started worrying, “He must be jealous. What is he going to do?” So they set up an intercom and listened in.
The three–year–old boy went up to the baby and said, “Listen, brother, I’m already here three years, and I’m beginning to forget what G-d is all about. Can you please remind me?”
A baby is not like an angel. A baby is an angel, because it has come directly from Heaven.
Our children are the greatest messengers of G-d. They remind us that we have to do everything we can to make this world Paradise again.
I bless you and me that we tell our children good things about the world, about life.
When your children go off to dreamland, that’s when they want to be close to you.
When your children go to sleep they need to know that they are beautiful. When your children awake in the morning, tell them how beautiful the world is.
Everyone is teaching our children how to believe in G-d, but how many schools teach them how to believe in themselves?
All the young people could bring peace to the world, but nobody gives them the courage to do it.
Before children go to sleep, they so much want someone to tell them, “I love you so much! I could never live without you.” Children need to hear their parents say, “Thank you so much for being my child. What would life be without you?”
When do children feel at home where they live? When their parents know what is special about them.