Usually, parents attempt perfection in their child. According to the rulebook of being a quintessential parent, you need to raise ideal children. Now, in the race of raising a perfect kid, they ignore that it affects their child’s mind. The child gets too conscious of their activities. Though it’s an unrealistic goal, and it is not the direction parents should be focused on. However, making all the right decisions, doing all the right things, and being flawless, is not what a kid wants from his parents. It is really important for you as parents, to show love to your children. Some parents could not accept the flaws in their children and therefore start comparing. The constant comparison puts too much pressure on the child, something he/she never wants. All parents need to understand that children need their time and care; they want to be seen, valued, and, most importantly, loved unconditionally.
Here are seven simple things that parents can try to do regularly to show kids how much they mean to them and to show their love towards them-
1) Express parental emotions to them
I guess it is the foremost important thing all parents need to do. The easiest and an impactful way to let your kids know how much they matter to you. Hug them, kiss them and confess your love for them every day. You can also say how fortunate are you to be their parent — and say it often. These cute little things make a massive difference to them hearing their parents express genuine affection for them.
2) Ask your child about his/her day
Try to know about our child’s day child to show him/her that you’re interested in what goes on in their lives — be it good or bad. Know about his school, what happened during activity periods like that.
3) Provide attention to the child
When the two of you are having a conversation, Make sure that you are focused on it. Make eye contact with them so that they know that they are the center of your attention.
4) Praise the kid
Always praise the kid whenever he/she has done something worthy of praise. The little words of an appraisal will make their day and boost their confidence. Let them know how happy and proud the child can make a parent feel, even by their minor accomplishments. It is one of the best ways to show love to your children.
5) Mention the word ‘You’ To Show Love To Your Children
Maybe this sounds weird, but it does make a difference for a child when parents specifically mention them. It ensures them that this is only for them. Be conscious about it during the beginning or end of any sentence. These words of affirmation will encourage your child. For example, “You are brilliant, “I enjoy playing games with you,” and many more words of praise and appreciation.
6) Bringing the child’s strengths to his mind
Regularly remind the kid of his strengths so that he never loses confidence in himself. Tell them of all of their excellent qualities, and uplift him/her to continue honing those strengths, for example, during exams or while participating in any curriculum activity in school.
7) Spend More Quality time with the little-angel
Save up some time to engage in one-on-one activities with the toddler. Sharing the experiences, laughing around, sharing things about their childhood, going for a short walk, singing, and dancing like a kid with them. These cute little things bring a parent closer to their child.
The Global Child Prodigy wishes you a Happy Parenting!
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