15 February 2014

Every Day is Valentine's Day!

 
Every year, many parents around the world make it a point to tell their children how much they love them.  Whether it is through treats, a family movie night or a Valentine’s card, the message is clear: I love you and you’re special to me!  It’s a fun tradition, but if you really want to see your child’s eyes light up, try making every day Valentine’s Day! 
 
It’s easy!  All you have to do is one simple thing each day to let your kids know you love them and that you think they’re special.  Here are some ideas:
 
Say the words: I love you.  Kids need to hear it more than we think.
Spend quality one-on-one time with each child.  It doesn’t have to be long, even five minutes gets the message across.
Love notes.  Put one in a lunch box, on a dresser or even tucked into a favorite book.
Give praise, but make sure it is specific.  When you overuse a phrase like “good job,” it loses its meaning.  Be specific: I like the way you shared your snack with your brother.  That was very generous!
Listen.  Stop what you’re doing and really listen when you’re child is talking to you.
Display artwork, in a special, visible place.
Give hugs and kisses
 
What are some ways you tell your kids that you love them every day?  Share your comments below!
 

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