14 Simple Ways to Make your Kid Feel Loved
Kids are precious little souls and anything done for them with love puts them on cloud nine. It doesn’t have to be big. There are lots of simple and small things that can make kids feel loved.
Smile Often. The best way to show that love and warmth for your child is to smile every time they look at you. Greet them with a smile. When they have ask you questions response with a smile.
Surprise Message. Use the mail to send your child a card with special words for them. Or book with a note saying this is for child that is very special to you and is loved each and every day. This is will definitely put that million dollar smile on your child’s face.
Express. Say “I love you” to your child every day. Make them feel they are a special part of your life each and every day.
Prepare their favorite meal. Prepare your child’s favorite meal.
Listen to them. Listen to the stories that you child shares. Get excited and ask questions.
Get Silly. Being silly is something kids understand well. Chase them with a pillow or play funny games or make funny faces together. Just have fun time!
Break the Rules. If your child wants pancakes for dinner, go for it.
Make Bedtime Fun. Tell bedtime stories and make those more fun and exciting by making sounds and having funny names for the characters, place, etc.
Give your full attention. When you child is sharing or telling you something don’t interrupt or ignore them. Pay attention to what they are saying or trying to tell you. Make them feel important.
Give hugs. Each time you go home after work or when they come back from school, give your child a hug and a kiss and them him or her how much you missed them.
Keep cellphones away. While spending time with your kids keep the cellphones away or turn them off. This way the quality time that you are having with your child won’t get distracted.
Look at your child. While communicating with your kids look straight into their eyes. This will show them you are interested in the communication and it will also teach your how that eye contact is very important social skill.
Make Decisions Together. Involve your kids in decision making especially if it’s something that’s about them. Having them fully engaged in decision making will make them feel proud plus teach them the skill of making decisions.
Set a good example. Last but not least be a great model for your kids. Be caring and affectionate in order to show your kids you love them. Discipline can be taught with love and affection as well.
10 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Child’s Day
No matter how busy or frustrating my day has been, those priceless smiles on my kids’ faces make me forget everything. It makes me smile and treasure the moment with them. I’m sure many of you have left the same way too. When kids are happy we are happy. It doesn’t take much effort to add little moments of joy into your child’s life which is a step towards a happy family.
There are many simple ways to brighten up their day which creates a very meaningful childhood memory for them. Here are few of my collection of those simple activities to make a child’s day more joyful and special!
Place a note in their lunch box
What’s more special for a child when he or she finds a note full of loving words for them in their lunch box? This not only makes them feel special but also make them feel so loved and cared for.
Bake them a treat
Surprise them by baking their favorite treat. They’ll be so delighted. Add color and design to make it more enticing.
Give them a day off
Give them one day free of chores. They will love when they find out they don’t have to do chores on that day. Instead, spend quality time with them.
Prepare a simple craft work waiting for them after school
Coming home to find out they will be working on a colorful, fun and new craft would be exciting for them. Get all the supplies ready before they get home and have them laid out so they can see it.
Wrapped small gifts
I haven’t met a child who doesn’t like gifts. All the kids get fascinated by the wrapped gifts and can hardly wait to open them. Wrap small gifts with wrapping paper; add ribbons and other embellishments to make it super special. Your child will be have it unwrapped it no time with that big smile.
Sing them a song
Select a song that they really like and sing it for them. Replace some of the words with your own and maybe add your child’s name in the song to make it more special.
Hugs and kisses
Yes we hug and kiss our kids every day and probably many times. But how about running and giving them hugs as they walk through the door. It makes them feel how anxiously you’ve been waiting for them.
Give them a flower
I’m sure many of you have received flowers from your children. Now it’s your turn – give them a flower with a note. Tell them how special they are and how much they mean to you.
Leaving surprising notes around the house
Tape the notes to a mirror, place it in your kid’s toy box, on their pillows, in their books – simple messages of love and encouragement is all a kid needs to feel so special.
Have entire family participate in fun activities like dancing together. Have your child select the song and have everyone dance. Or play your child’s favorite game.