As parents, it’s very easy to say “I love you” to your children but you must be aware that talk is cheap and children are clever. They know it’s not enough to hear those three famous words if they are not backed with some reinforcement.
Mothers need to act out these words. It could also be some sort of action like something that’s going to make their children laugh or smile, or something that will ultimately make them feel loved. These are gestures these children will remember for life. They can do this by paying attention to their world.
Kids love creating things out of cardboard and glitter, but they will feel appreciated and loved if you also roll up your sleeves and make something special for them, like a mobile for their room, a rocket ship, or a princesses’ house. It only requires a little imagination, some paint, and cardboard. Think about the things your kids are passionate about and come up with something in that theme. Not only will they feel loved because you went that far for them, they will also feel inspired to make something for themselves.
Mothers can show love to their children by making talk time a priority. You should create time to sit and talk to your children about what’s going on in their lives. Gently probe for information on the times you were not with them. In the hustling and bustling of everyday life, you should not forget the importance of re-grouping with your kids.
They will feel loved because you are concerned enough to ask and follow through on different issues. It doesn’t have to be a very serious conversation, it can even be fun. It’s really just an opportunity to stay in tune with them.
You can also make a collage. Kids love photos – especially if they are in them. Make a beautiful collage for their bedroom with pictures of your children right from birth. This will give them a very good sense of themselves, of who they are, and how they are growing up.
One day after school, cook them their favourite meal or take them to a restaurant. These memories last and help them feel really special. You could also let your kids stay up late as a treat every now and then. You can watch a family movie together. These are the memories they hang onto.
Sending your kids jokes during the day on their phone is a great way to show them you love them and are thinking about them. You will find some good jokes online that will be suitable for their age group. This is a fun way to get closer to your kids and it only takes a minute.
Children love surprises. This doesn’t have to be expensive. It can be a good book or a game they love. You can put it under their pillow. Sometimes small gifts are more powerful than big ones because the element of surprise reminds them they are loved.