What blessings do you say to your children when they go to bed?

Tamara - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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I remember my mom telling me something about the moon and stars guiding me through the night and than kissing my eyes and than my forehead. I haven't figured out one for my daughter yet. Just curious what you other moms do.

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Sherrie - posted on 09/30/2009

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we use to sing goodnite example emily sleep tight emily jesus keep your dreams God above is a god of love so little girls sleep in peace in the morning when you wake first thing you should do is thank the lord with all your might for watching over cause he watching over you good nite emily sleep tight emily jesus keep your dreams God above is a God of love so little girls sleep in peace. we used this on our boys to only changed girls to boy and used jacob for name lol kids are older now but they still remember song.

Julie - posted on 09/29/2009

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Whenever I am tucking my kiddos into bed, we say our prayers and then snuggle for a bit. I tell them that they are very special because God created them just the way they are for Mommy and for Daddy and that we love them very much and God loves them even more!

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Chinny - posted on 12/20/2012

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The bedtime ritual is only complete after prayers are said.even when l am tired and drained of energy and tuck them in a hurry.they would yell" mum we have not said our prayers how can you say gd night"

Patience - posted on 10/13/2009

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When you bless your children you speak positive words/ things that you want to happen in their lives. They is power in words that we say and they can shape a child's future. Always try to say positive things to your child, it help develop them and give them confidence. The bibles says that they is power of dead or life in our togues. Hope l have helped you.

Nicky - posted on 10/02/2009

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i say to my kids I LOVE YOU! NIGHT NIGHT DONT LET THE BEDS BUGS BITE! n my 6 yr old son finishes it off by saying N IF THEY DO BLOW THE BOTTOMS OFF! lol dont ask

Vilay - posted on 09/30/2009

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What I do for my kids is that I say " don't let the bugs bite you and I love you my princesses good night." They usually respond that they love me too and don't let the bugs bite me..=)

Teresa - posted on 09/30/2009

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I just pray out loud, in the name of Jesus.......Lord i pray that watch over these angel and guide them in the right direction. lord. in the name of jesus rebuke all evil, you are our savior our protector. and our provider, and lord most of all bless my mommy and daddy and gramma and granpa my family. thank you lord for being out father. i have different ones i say. just as long as we teach them to pray

Amanda - posted on 09/30/2009

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My daughter lays in bed and pulls the blankets up and we give eachother a hug and kiss and say our 'i love yous' and then i walk to the door and say 'good dreams' and blow her a huge kiss and she does the same and we say goodnite

Donna - posted on 09/30/2009

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I say to my son good night god bless see you in the morning love you then he say's it back to me. My mum said it to my brother and me when we were kids.

Becki - posted on 09/30/2009

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We say our usual blessings and prayer. We also add "Please bless our family and friends with happiness and good health".

Shannon - posted on 09/30/2009

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I tell my son's "I love you forever, I like you for always as long as i'm living my baby you'll be. I love you up to the sky and back." We say it at the same time only they say "my mommie you'll be" My son's are 22 and 16 now. My 16 year old and I still say it every nite. Even in a text if he is with his dad, or in a letter when they would go to camp!!! I am expecting my first grandchild in a few short weeks and hope to continue that with her. :)

Rebekah - posted on 09/30/2009

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I too always say nightly prayers with my kids, ages 7 and 3. We pray for those we know who are sick or hurting, thank God for our blessings and ask for a peaceful night's sleep. It helps my kids remember there are others besides us who need help. Also reminds them of all the good things they have. They won't go to sleep without prayers and "one more hug & kiss". It helps me remember to slow down and be thankful for my kids and all I have. My son is only 3 and will now remember those in the family that are sick without any prompting from me. It's warms my heart to know my kids are concerned for others more than themselves. It has also proved to be a good time to talk to my daughter, who will be 8 soon. She is more open and honest about things in her life in those last few moments of the day. It's helped us to draw closer and more attuned to each other.

Sunita - posted on 09/30/2009

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I say a simple one I learned as a kid and my son loves it and learnt it himself so easily, "Goodnight God, I'm going to bed, work is over prayers are said, I'm not afraid of the night, coz you will watch me till morning light"
Then just a big hug and kiss and I love you , thats it:-)

Lydia - posted on 09/30/2009

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heheh - I use "Goodnight, Sleep tight mind the bugs dont bite - if they do bite em back" or just a simple love you, sweet dreams :)

Adele - posted on 09/30/2009

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My daughter is 10yrs old and ever since she was a baby I would pray with her then say "Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't Let the bedbugs bite, see you in the morning" Now that she is older we say our nightly ritual even if she is having a sleep over at a cousin's house.

Kerin - posted on 09/29/2009

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I actually don't have a certain thing I say. They each get big hugs and love, kisses. Caleb (4) tells me "Mommy if it thunders I gonna come get in your bed" and I always tell him "Okay Buddy" lol I do sometimes say "Sleep tight don't let the beddy bugs bite!"

Gina - posted on 09/29/2009

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When I put my little girl to bed I say "Nite Nite don't let the bed bugs bite. And if they do?" She saids "Hit them with a shoe." Then I say "That's right my Little Love." Then I give her a kiss good night. I follow Wicca and we don't pray at home, but she says her prayers when she visits her Grammie. Sometimes she asks me to sing to her to sleep. I sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Rock-a-bye Baby and Hush Little Baby altogether. My mother would hum Greensleeves to me. It doesn't matter what you do at bedtime with your children as long as you make it a special thing between you and your children/child.

Tammy - posted on 09/29/2009

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GREAT QUESTION.... MY DAUGHTER IS 5 MONTHS AND I'VE BEEN WONDERING THE SAME THING. SO THANK YOU! I'M GONNA GO GET THAT BOOK.

ALTHOUGH RIGHT NOW I DO READ HER A SHORT BOOK & TELL HER I LOVE MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WHOLE WORLD*

Barbara - posted on 09/29/2009

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My twin grandsons lived with us from 2 1/2 til 6 & bedtime was very special for all of us. We would say our prayers together & then I would sing He's Got the Whole World in His Hands & with each verse name someone they loved. He's got Mommy & Daddy in His hands.... They seemed to relax & feel really secure after that. Then I would stroke their hair back from their foreheads and kiss them goodnight whispering Goodnight, my AngelBoy. Sweet dreams.

Jennifer - posted on 09/29/2009

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We usually pray out loud with our children before they go to sleep. When they started speaking or repeating words, we would pray this prayer.... "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, Angels watch me through the night and keep me in their blessed sight. Amen"

Bernadette - posted on 09/29/2009

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We say thank you to Jesus for something, pray to our Patron saint to intercede for them. We pray to the Angels and ST Michael the Archangel to protect us. Sometimes they wake up with scary dreams so we pray to the Angels for this. We pray for our God parents who are praying for the children and for own God-children. We do it as a family and we pray for our new baby that they are waiting for. The family that prays together stays together.

Lori - posted on 09/29/2009

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We say our prayers and say how lucky we are to know all the people in our lives and wish them health and happiness and then I tell my boys I am the luckiest because I have them and I love them with all my heart and we never go to sleep without a kiss and hug goodnight and see you in the mornin'
The book that says as long as I'm living my baby you'll be is called Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. My son will rip that out of my hand and not let me read it because I cry every time!

Karen - posted on 09/29/2009

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I sit my boy son my lap, and ask them one at a time what their favorite part of the day was. We usually have a very quiet chat about this. When I turn out the lights, they're left thinking about their favorite part of the day, even if it wasn't a very good day. Of course I kiss them and tell them I love them before turning off the lights and closing the door.

Martie - posted on 09/29/2009

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I didn't Have a certain saying but I prayed with them every night. When my 2nd son was a teenager and I went to bed before him, he would come in and pray with me before he went to bed. It is a great way to keep in touch with teenagers. It is also to be mad or hold a grudge toward someone when you pray with them.

Rorie - posted on 09/29/2009

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My Mom always said " Good Night , God Bless You and Happy Dreams"... even when I was all grown and had kids of my own. I still say that to my men (21 and 23). It is great to have a tradition. Good thread, I am sure you will find one that you will love!

Karen - posted on 09/29/2009

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I like to pray out loud with my kids. They can hear me thank God for them. I thank God that He let me be their mom. You can talk to God any time! He wants to have a relationship with us, His precious creation.

Aspen - posted on 09/28/2009

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I always tell my son "I'll like you for always, love you forever,as long as i'm living my baby you'll be!" I wish I could say I cam up with it, but I read it in a children's book a couple years ago but i can't remember which one. Hope this helps :)

Hayley - posted on 09/28/2009

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I tell my kids some of the things I love about them. I whisper it really quietly so they can't hear what I'm telling the other one. They love to hear it, and I've learned that if I say I love that they are honest, kind, helpful - they are immediately more so! It's a win-win!

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