We can never run out of things to say to our kids. “Did you finish your homework?” “Don’t forget to eat your veggies!” “Please pack away your toys.” “Who finished the candy?” “Okay, that’s enough TV!” And the list goes on! But sometimes we get so lost in our day-to-day activities that our words and phrases become more of reminders and favors than words of love and encouragement. At the end of the day, a loving word or two can make a big difference in making our kids feel special. (Plus, the act of saying them will definitely make us feel good too!)
These three simple words can make all the difference in the world. Say this to your kids everyday, and we have no doubt that they will feel truly loved.
We can get so engrossed in work, chores, and taking care of all the other things we have to do, that sometimes our kids don’t think we’re very present in their lives. Let them know that you are by saying these two words.
No matter how old you are, we all need this reminder in our lives.
Make this an everyday ritual, a time where you can just talk to your kids about how their days went, how they felt, what they learned, and all of the little anecdotes of their day.
It’s nice to know that there will always be someone there for you. Whether it be a shoulder to cry on, someone to go to in times of need, or someone to give some advice, let your kids know that you’ll be there for whatever reason, at any time of the day.
Though these words may sound cliché, they may also bolster your kids’ esteem, and help them believe in themselves too.
Let your kids know that they bring you joy. And don’t forget to pair this sentence with a smile!
Encourage your kids to share their thoughts and feelings with you. Even the most trivial things–we want to hear everything!
Make your kids feel important by asking them for their opinion. This also encourages them to think for themselves too.
And last but definitely not the least–thank you. Sometimes we forget to say these two words. But a simple thank you can actually go a long way.