SEVEN PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN SHOW LOVE TO YOUR CHILDREN
I get this most times from Moms in my MomLeader Coaching Programs.
I often ask this question: “Do you show love to your children, that is; You love your children but do they know that?”
Pretty ironic right?!?
Here are Seven (7)n Practical Ways You Can Show Love To Your Child.
PS: It is NEVER to late or too early to start.
1. TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM:
This seems like a no-brainer right!?
Life can get busy that all we communicate to our children is what they are not doing right or their schedules, what is expected of them etc.
We forget at times to tell them what they need to hear (even though the child will not admit it! lol).
They need to hear it from you that you love them…PERIOD!…Say it!
2. PRAISE THEM:
This is kind of tied in with you telling your child you love them, that is, how you show love to your children.
Praising them is something you have to do consciously especially when you are going through difficult times with your child. Because of moms “nurturer” nature, we often only see EVERYTHING that needs to be fixed and we NEGLECT the things that are going on well. Find the good in your child and praise them for it
3. LISTEN TO YOUR CHILD;
9 out of 10, the biggest issue we had with our parents was that they didn’t listen to us…so Mommas, why aren’t we listening to our children?
Always adopt this Steve Covey Effective Listening style which is:
“Seek first to Understand, then to be Understood”.
That is, concentrate on what is being said; rather concentrating on your response.
4. BE PRESENT:
Doing more than one task at once seems great because it allows us to get so many things done in a limited amount of time.
The disadvantage is that we tend not to be present while carrying a task.
When spending time with your child, be present.
All you need to do is create a time block for your child, with no interruption and with you being fully present.
This is definitely important if you want to show love to your children.
5. LAX THE RULES ONCE IN A WHILE:
It is awesome to have a schedule with the children especially when dealing with younger children.
But every now and then, it is okay to lax the rules.
How about if they stay up late on a Friday night and watch a goofy movie with you or eat their breakfast in bed on Saturday morning…whatever you know they would like, lax the rules and watch their faces light up…Priceless!
6. SURPRISE THEM:
Everyone loves a good surprise – not just on Birthdays!
But remember, it is about them and not about you; so bear that in mind when choosing either what to give them or what activity to do.
Do your research and NAIL it!
7. CREATE FAMILY TIME:
This concept is super important because it creates and nurtures closeness between family especially siblings. It is just like how companies have Team building programs with their staff members to encourage Team Dynamics.
By taking time off and being diligent with Family Time will not only create great Team Dynamics with your children, it is also a way you can show your family that you love them!
Remember, to check out 101-self-care-ideas-for-moms
Keep Loving Mommas,
I’ll see you around.