Sometimes we all need a reminder to take a break from our busy life and let our children know how much we care. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of life, work, family, friends, cooking, cleaning and everything else that tends to come our way. It’s important to let them know how special they are to us. Do something daily to let your children know you love them.
Here’s a few things you can do to be sure your children know you love them, and how much they mean to you.
Spend time together – Spending time with you children is one of the most important things you can do to let them know how much they mean to you. You should stop at least once a day and do something special with your child. You don’t have to take them to a movie daily, but stopping for 20 minutes to huge and kiss on them is always going to make them feel good.
Help them build their confidence – Always take time to notice what your child is doing well, and tell them. If they draw a picture, get excited about it and let them know how awesome they are, and how much you appreciate what they are doing. Take a walk, or a trip to the store together let them know you value spending time with them and let them know you value them as a individual.
Being positive goes a long way – We already know that attitude is everything. If you believe in yourself you can move mountains. It’s the truth, if we think positive about a situation it helps us cope and get better results. Teach your children to think of their glass as half full, rather than half empty. When you’re child comes into the house soaking wet and dirty as all get out, don’t freak out. It can be hard, but rather than getting upset let them know you’re glad they had a great time. Remember their children, getting dirty is a blast. We have showers and water hoses to deal with dirty situations, lol.
Stories – This is a great time to grab your kids and snuggle, even when their older. I have a teen, we might not snuggle like we did when she was little, but she loves laying on my lap while I tell her stories about when she was younger.
Read – This is one of my favorite things to do at bedtime. I love snuggling with my little one while we read the same book we’ve read for the past 2 months. I might
be sick of the books, and know the words by heart, but nothing will ever replace the snuggling time I get.
Let them choose – Let your child choose what they want to drink with dinner, maybe not soda but let them choose between milk or water. Let them pick out their clothing, this shows that that you trust and respect their decisions. If they choose lime green pants, and a orange shirt, no worries everyone will think it’s cute. They will know your child dressed themselves, lol.
No you’re doing it wrong – Don’t tell you children they’re doing something wrong. Rather as them to try it this way.
Listen to them – If you’re children have something to tell you listen. I know sometimes they come up with some crazy things to say, but listen to them and respond. Take the time to let them know you value talking to them, and what they have to say matters.
Every Single Day More Than Once – Tell you children you love them! Hug and kiss your children for no reason at all. My poor children get this all the time, but they love it. My daughter will be walking by, I make her stop and give me a hug and kiss.
In the end, it’s important to treat your children like the matter. I have four children, I do understand it’s hard to tend to everyones needs, work, and remember everything else we’re supposed to do, but in the end all those other things don’t matter as much as showing your babies you love them. When your children grow into adults, they will not remember what they had for dinner. They will remember the hugs, kisses, conversations, support and time you spend with them. We influence our children and who they become, let your children know you love them every single day. Are there any special things you do to let you’re children know how special they are? Leave me a comments and let me know.
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