As parents, one of the most important things we can say to our children is “I love you”.
Give your child your undivided attention. Yes, that means putting down the phone and showing genuine interest in what your child has to say.
Touch is the most basic way of connecting and comforting. Make sure you initiate physical touch in any way that your child prefers.
Aim for small connections and special traditions throughout your daily life together.
Step into your child’s world and show interest in things that they love to do. While playing video games may not be your favorite thing to do, it might be something your child loves.
Words of affirmation are a great way to show your child that you love them. Tell them what a great job they’re doing!
We want them to feel safe, supported, encouraged, and most of all, loved. Sometimes, actions speak louder than words though.