Ways to love your lifelines!
As parents we love our children, right?
“Aching, overflowing, unconditional, real love.”
But because of our busy schedule we sometimes forget to show it to them and as we all know actions speak louder than words, kids start feeling insecure, unsafe and not loved. So Mommies and Daddies take out a few moments every day for your toddler, to make them feel important and loved. As children who feel important and worthy have higher self-esteem, a more positive outlook on life and healthier relationships.
A few gestures that can mean a lot to your toddler:
Give your child kisses when they wake up: Give big hugs and kisses before you leave. Human touch is very important for brain development. Snuggle your child, the first thing you should do in the morning, and the last thing at night.
Offscreen time: A person’s undivided attention is one of the rarest of gifts. Give it to your kids as often as you can.
Always compliment them: It’s the easiest and most powerful way to let your kids know how much they matter to you. Hug them, kiss them and tell them “I love you” every single day. You can even say how lucky you feel to be their parent and say this often. These gestures might not mean much to you, but for kids, it makes a world of difference to hear their parents express genuine affection for them.
Thank them: Let them know you appreciate it when they obey you, when they’re being nice to their sibling and also when they’ve apologized for something they did wrong. Thank them for being the great kid that they are. Help them feel validated and good about themselves.
Smile: Laughter isn’t only the best medicine – it’s also the best way to bring people closer together. Sharing an experience that makes you both laugh reinforces and strengthens your connection with each other.
Kissing, complimenting, thanking, spending quality time with your kids can help them become a kind person. Other ways you can show your love can be through services like cooking healthy meals, helping them with homework, driving them to school and sports, planning family holiday celebrations and providing a clean and safe home environment. Seek your children out and engage in whatever activity they are interested in. Your involvement will help them feel your love. It takes a conscious effort, day in and day out, to make sure that the little people you adore so much know just how much you love them.
“When children feel love, they are happy
And can radiate love to everyone around them.”