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7 Ways To Let Your Kids Know You Love Them
Love conquers all. There is so much truth in that and if we look around we will see it happening everyday.
All of use want to know we are loved. For our kids it is particularly important for them to know their parents do. Children who know they are loved feel they are worthy, they feel they belong. It is an essential element in strengthening their self-esteem.
After all, what better pick me up to know someone loves us for who we are. To know someone loves us no matter what mistakes we might make. It is empowering to know that someone loves us unconditionally. We can achieve all of that with our kids.
As well as wanting to hear the words "I love you", our kids also want us to show them. They are looking at what we do. If we say "I love you" and then act in a way which is the complete opposite, our kids are never going to believe those words.
Here are 7 simple ways to show your kids that you love them.
1. Put a surprise note in the lunchbox. Be sure to slip it in without them knowing. Imagine your child's delight when he or she opens their lunchbox. Say something like "I'm thinking of you today" or "I love you". Get creative and think of using these kind of notes if your child has an exam or speech. It will be a great way to encourage and remind them you love them - no matter what.
2. Spend time with them doing nothing. Take them to the beach to watch a sunset or a sunrise. Perhaps sit in the yard and watch the clouds go by. Our kids will realise that you enjoy spending time with them. It isn't just about doing things together all the time. You love them for who they are.
3. Appreciate them for all the little things. Every time your child helps out, no matter how small, thank them.
4. Bake a cake together. Not for a special occasion, instead for an "ordinary" day. Strong connections are formed when cooking together. And remember to enjoy the reward together as well!
5. Make a graffiti sheet for everyone in the family. Have everyone write on it things like "I love Sue because..." and "I like John because..."
6. When your child comes home from being away make a "welcome home" sign. Children sometimes wonder if you missed them. If they are greeted with this welcoming sign as the walk through the door they will know they are loved.
7. Every day spend some time with each of your children individually. This can be just taking a few minutes each night as you say goodnight. Hop into bed with them and give them a cuddle. Ask them about the best thing that happened in their day (and tell them yours). This will be the last thing they remember as they go to sleep.
By doing these 7 simple things on a regular basis your kids will know you love them. They will feel worthy which ultimately helps in them having rocketing self-belief and self-esteem
Felicity Baker is a mindset expert, author and speaker who specialises in empowering children and the child within us all. Her website Joyful Horizons for Kids is the #1 Single Resource For Parents On Creating Strong and Positive Self-Esteem In Their Kids Today and In The Future.
Felicity's "NO THEORY ONLY" philosophy means that everything she recommends has already been "tested" with her own children and the results are positive and proven.
Felicity herself lived with clinical anxiety since she was aged 5. After 30 years of living with non-existent self-esteem and negative self-belief her own life was almost literally destroyed, when she found herself in a hospital emergency ward unable to swallow anything including her own saliva. She has lived on both sides of the fence and understands the importance of having high self-esteem and how it effects every area of our lives. Today she helps parents create a brighter future for their kids and help them create their own phenomenal family.
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