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No matter how old your kids get, it’s important to maintain a healthy family relationship with them. But sometimes, you can feel like you’re short on things to say. So, I’ve made a list of ways you can show your kids that you love them in a way that works for you and is memorable for them.
Give them lots of hugs
Hugging is a great way to show affection and love, and it’s also good for the body. Hugging helps reduce stress, lowers blood pressure and increases oxytocin (the “love hormone”). It also shows your child that you’re there for him or her.
Well, it turns out the same is true for your kids. One study found that children who were hugged more by their parents were less likely to be depressed or anxious later in life. So, give those hugs. Say “I love you” Sure, we all say it to our kids regularly (or at least we should), but sometimes we forget how much of an impact it has on them.
Tell your kids every day that you love them
Even if you think it goes without saying, kids need to hear this from their parents often. It’s especially important for younger children who may not have a lot of experience with love and affection from others. Start by saying this when you’re tucking them into bed at night or when you drop them off at school in the morning. Make sure to tell each child individually and make it specific to his or her personality or interests.
Say “please” and “thank you.”
When you ask your kids to do something, start with a please. This shows respect for your children and their time. When they ask for something, thank them when they give it up.
Be honest with your children, but don’t overshare
Children need to know that they can trust you to tell them the truth. This is especially true if they’re asking difficult questions about sex or other topics that are uncomfortable for parents to address. At the same time, it’s important that you don’t go overboard with the details of your personal life if you don’t want your child to know about it.
Apologize when you’ve done something wrong
It’s never too late to say sorry and make amends with your kids. If a disagreement leads to an argument or an argument leads to a fight, make sure you apologize. Tell them how sorry you are for hurting their feelings and tell them how much you care about them. You’ll feel better knowing that they know they are important enough for you to say sorry after a disagreement or fight.
Accept their imperfections
Kids are going to mess up sometimes (and so are adults). The key is how we handle those mistakes when they happen. If we respond with anger and disappointment, we only teach our children that making mistakes equals getting yelled at and punished by parents. But if we respond with patience and understanding, they’ll learn that making mistakes is part of life and doesn’t mean they’re bad people.
They’ll also learn that parents love them, even when they make mistakes. Build a relationship with your child’s teachers It’s important to get to know your child’s teacher and build a good relationship with him or her. This will help you get the information you need to support your child at home. And it’ll also help you feel confident that your child is getting the best possible care during the school day.
Let them be themselves
No one likes someone who tries to change them. So let your kids be who they are. If they want to wear mismatched socks, let them. If they want to eat lunch with their friends instead of joining the family at the table, let them.
If they enjoy playing sports or taking dance lessons or doing anything else that doesn’t fit into your idea of what they should do, let them. You’ll build stronger relationships with your kids by letting them have their own interests and personalities instead of trying to mold them into what you think is best for them