Children are the light of our lives. To parents, everything is better with children. Children have the power to look for magic in the simplest of things, finding joy in the tiniest moments. They are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Children are the world’s most valuable resource, but more importantly, they are the best and only hope for the future.
But like adults, children too have to be reminded from time to time that they are loved, cherished and valued. If you are wondering how you can do the same, then we’re here to help. Mentioned below are ten powerful ways to show your children you love them:
1.Listen: You will be surprised by how much you can do for children by merely lending your ears. Children often feel ignored and not heard. If you want to show your child; you love him/her listen to him/her. Keep the phone or book aside and give your child your complete attention.
2. Ask your child how his/her day was: Children feel valued when they realize that you are genuinely interested in knowing how their day went. Patiently hear all they have to say about their day.
3.Use Notes: Remind children about the qualities in them that you love by attaching notes at places or things they will be or use during the day. This could be like attaching a note to their lunchbox or on the fridge door. It’s the little things that make all the difference.
4.Eye Contact: Maintain eye contact while you speak to your children. Don’t try doing two things at once. If you are speaking to your child, do just that and nothing else. The child should not feel that he/she is not a priority for you.
5.Show them you’re proud of them: Show your child how proud you are of him/her. You can do so by letting them know you are proud of them or do gestures like praising them in presence of someone or display their artwork in the house.
6.Hold their Hand: By holding your child’s hand, you make him/her feel safe and secured. A child feels loved automatically when you hold his/her hand because of the feeling of being protected.
7.Compliment Them: Let the child know he/she is doing a good job by complimenting the child every time he/she does a task correctly. This will not just boost his/her confidence but will also increase his/her self-belief.
8.Eat Together: A family that eats together, stays together. Eat meals with your children. This is a great way to spend time together. If possible, include children in meal preparations. This could be simple things like setting up the table or mixing up the salad.
9.Hugs and kisses: A hug is the place of solace children often look for after an overwhelming day. It’s a reminder that everything will soon be okay and there’s always hope for a new day. Kisses are the ultimate form of expressing love and affection
10. Smile: A smile is a curve that can make everything right. Smile at your child and with your child. A smile can melt the toughest hearts of them all.