Three Ways To Show Your Child You Love Them This Month
So this month as we focus on LOVE, we thought we’d share the ways we’ve learned how to demonstrate to our kids that we love them throughout the day. We of course realise that every kid, and every family is different. So this isn’t an exhaustive or even prescriptive list. It’s just some of the ways we’ve worked to cultivate intentional time with our kids and we’d LOVE to hear your input too! What are ways you carve intentional time with your wee ones? Let us know in the comments below.
1. Put your phone away! We need this reminder too, that it’s always worth the effort to leave any technology away to play. It may only be for 20 mins, but when your child sees that they have your undivided attention it makes them feel special, loved and worthy of your time.
2. Establish a bedtime ritual. This one really came into being on the road for us. When you live and work in the same, small, cramped space day-after-day on the road the lines can get easily blurred. So from the very beginning we set up little routines with our kids to help them wind down and put them to bed before we go play a show. Usually on the road it means lots of books before bed, a wee bit of toast supper, and tucking them into their bunks.
3. Play with them. So simple, but it’s an easy one for us to miss (personally). It doesn’t happen every day, but we try to carve out time at the end of the day to sit down and play, draw, colour or just wrestle with them. It’s always been a part of the day that really connects us as a family and is just a lot of fun.
Now it’s your turn! Let us know what sorts of things you do to show your kids love. Let us know in the comments below.