We all tell our children we love them, but showing them our love means so much more.
1. No matter how old they get or how independent they might seem, sometimes a simple hug will remind them how much you love them.
2. Let your child know how proud of them you are. You might think they know you’re proud of them, but have you ever actually said it?
3. Spend some one-on-one time with your kids. They might not think much about it now, but they’ll remember it later.
4. Discipline isn’t just a way to teach your kids right from wrong. It’s also letting your kids know that you care about them enough to take an interest in them. They may hate you now but they’ll love you later.
5. Take an interest in your child’s hobbies. Do they enjoy video games? Sit down and watch them play and perhaps join in. Do they want you to join in on a tea party? Then do so. Taking time out of your day to be a part of theirs will mean the world to them.
6. While it’s important to take an interest in your child’s hobbies, you should let them take an interest in yours too. Whether it’s fixing up the old car, cooking dinner, helping with the garden, or making a shopping trip. Let them help and take part in your hobbies too.
7. Read a bedtime story before lights out. If they’re too old, then ask them about their day or strike up a small conversation before bed. A small interaction with your child before the day is through is important.
8. Okay, we have the discipline aspect covered but there’s another side of the spectrum, the reward. Now don’t shower them with money and gifts every time they achieve something. Taking them for a scoop of ice cream or out to the park for a job well done is the way to go.
9. It’s okay to let loose and have some fun with your kids. Let your inner child come out and be a little silly! Kid’s love that!
10. Now, we all assume that all parents say “I love you” to their kids. Unfortunately it’s not always the case. For you parents out there who have a hard time saying it, just say it! You don’t have to say it everyday but every once in awhile suck it up and tell your kids how you feel because they need to hear it and believe me, once you say it, they will never forget it.